Eure-et-Loire, North-Central France
Chartres is a city located in north-central France and is the capital of the Eure-et-Loire department (similar to a county). It is located about 90 km (56 miles) southwest of Paris. Chartres is famous world-wide for its cathedral. Mostly constructed between 1193 and 1250, this Gothic cathedral is in an exceptional state of preservation. The majority of the original stained-glass windows are intact, and the architecture has seen only minor changes since the early 13th century. Chartres is built on a hill on the left bank of the Eure River. Its renowned medieval cathedral is at the top of the hill and its two spires are visible from miles away. Chartres has been featured in the Tour de France several times. During WWII, Chartres was occupied by the Germans as was all of France but was liberated in August of 1944 by forces under the command of General George S. Patton.
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