Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Way of Saint James: Chartres Cathedral - Chartres, France

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Chartres Cathedral on the Way of Saint James
Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, France
Topic: Way of Saint James

GPS: N48° 26.834; E001° 29.224

Quick Description: 

Chartres Cathedral in Chartres, France is a major pilgrimage location on The Way of Saint James.

Long Description:

A route of the Way of Saint James originates in Paris and proceeds southwest to the Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres, a medieval Roman Catholic cathedral located about 80 kilometers from of Paris. The magnificent Cathedral was constructed between 1194 and 1250.

Several route markers lead pilgrims to and from the Cathedral on their way from France to Spain. The best of these markers is located on the sidewalk across the street from the main entrance to the Cathedral. It contains three elements:

1. A square black and yellow mosaic depicts a pilgrim walking with a staff walking in parallel to the Cathedral.

2. A blue and white scallop symbol identified the Way of Saint James.

3. Below, the legend provides the remaining distance:

1625 Km

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