Chartres Cathedral, also known as Notre-Dame de Chartres, is located in Chartres which lies about 80km Southwest of Paris in France. Chartres Cathedral is a remarkable example of French Gothic style.
An attraction at the Chartres Cathedral is the light celebration. The Whole town participates by lighting up all the buildings in the town. UNESCO added the Chatres Cathedral to its world heritage list in the year 1979.
|Criteria||i, ii, iv|
|Chartres Cathedral Inscription History|
|Inscription||1979 (3rd Session)|
|Left (East) Portal||Central Portal||Right (West) Portal|
|Jamb Figures:||Annunciation to Mary and the Visitation||Old Testament Patriarchs, John the Baptist and St Peter||King Solomon, the Queen of Sheba, various prophets|
|Lintel:||Nativity and Annunciation to the Shepherds||Dormition and Assumption of the Virgin||Judgement of Solomon|
|Tympanum:||Adoration of the Magi and the Dream of the Magi||Coronation of the Virgin||Job on the Dunghill|
|Archivolts:||Personifications of the Virtues and Vices||Tree of Jesse / Prophets||Old Testament Narratives (Esther, Judith, Samson, Gideon and Tobit)|
|Left (West) Portal||Central Portal||Right (East) Portal|
|Jamb Figures:||Martyr saints||The Apostles||Confessor saints|
|Lintel:||The martyrdom (by stoning) of St Stephen||The weighing of souls and separation of the blessed and the damned||Scenes from the lives of St Nicholas of Bari and St Martin of Tours|
|Tympanum:||Stephen's beatific vision of Christ||Christ showing his wounds with the Virgin and St John and angels bearing the Arma Christi||Further scenes from the lives of St Nicholas and St Martin|
|Archivolts:||Assorted martyr saints||Choirs of angels and the dead rising from their tombs / Prophets||Life of St Giles in lower register, other Confessors in the remaining voussoirs|