Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 29, 2013: Chartres, France

041 October 29, 2013. Chartres, France

 

Chartres is a great day-trip destination for those visiting Paris.  An hour's train ride from the City of Lights, Chartres' main highlight is its magnificent cathedral (itself a UNESCO World Heritage Site).  The inner part of the city retains a medieval character and it's extremely pleasant to spend a few hours strolling through the historic core.

 

This photo was taken in Chartres on a cloudy, misty day along the Eure River.  The buildings on either side are old, many of half-timbered construction.  I love the tranquil nature of the setting, how the buildings hug the water and the rounded stone bridge over the river.  Chartres' great cathedral is seen on a rise in the background.

 

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