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Centre International Du Vitrail

5 rue du Cardinal Pie, 28000, Chartres, France
+33 2 37 21 65 72
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Great for stained glass enthusiasts

This is an interesting place to visit if you have an interest in stained glass. The museum is... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
Steve O
Augusta, Georgia
Stained glass galore

A shop with old and new stained glass in all sizes. Craft making materials available. Some very... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2016
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5 rue du Cardinal Pie, 28000, Chartres, France
+33 2 37 21 65 72

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Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is an interesting place to visit if you have an interest in stained glass. The museum is located in a very old but restored building. It mainly consists of a lot of modern stained glass exhibits, some of which are quite impressive, and diagrams...More

1  Thank Steve O
Reviewed 22 October 2016

A shop with old and new stained glass in all sizes. Craft making materials available. Some very traditional work but others with much whimsy.

Thank frequentraveler13
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Located in a beautifully restored huge grain store this centre for stained glass was really intestering to visit. The building itself is amazing, the interpretation and display of religious stained glass very informative but the best part was the basement displays of contemporary stained glass...More

Thank amiablea2016
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I love stained glass and work with it. The explanations were in both English and French. However, I dislike seeing printouts of glass windows, and the reflections on the info pages made them unreadable at times.. It was a way to pass an hour on...More

Thank Vixster28
Reviewed 5 June 2016

They are closed during the lunchtime period. Older periods of glass contrast with the fascinating contemporary exhibit in the basement. The building is wonderful.

Thank HummingbirdTX
Reviewed 29 January 2016

How stained glass windows are made and repaired, plus some amazing old examples are on the first floor. The basement holds the surprise! Modern windows designed by young artists for churches all over france and Belgium-fabulous!

Thank gitta45
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Only the main level was accessible. This was the only museum that charged full price in a wheelchair (others were free admission). Only half the museum was accessible. The exhibit in the main floor included a room with every window at Chartres Cathedral with an...More

Thank Adrea M
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Having seen more than our fair share of stained glass, and there is certainly a lot in Chartres, is it was very interesting to learn about the history of stained glass and how it has been made through the ages.

Thank rtcfix
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Either before or after or preferably both this is a MUST DO while visiting the Chartres cathedral. I came after taking Malcolm Miller's excellent mid-day tour inside the cathedral and it all at last made sense - to be able to get up close and...More

2  Thank parisbreakfasts
Reviewed 31 July 2015

This centre is definitely worth a visit. Here many exact copies of the stained glass columns in the Chartres Cathedral can readily be examined and analysed. They are brought down to a height where they can be appreciated. For instance I took the life of...More

2  Thank RDTravel2015
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