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Chartres Cathedral
France

The existing building of Chartres Cathedral is the greatest example of French Gothic architectural style. The cathedral contains outstanding sculptures and stained glass windows.

Copyright: Martin Broomfield
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Uploaded: 23/07/2010
Updated: 10/06/2014
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Tags: cathedral; catholic; religion; gothic; stone; glass
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