One Saturday while Mom was visiting, Mark offered to drive us to Chartres, a lovely little town about an hour southwest of Paris. Chartres is best known for its impressive Gothic cathedral, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Chartres. Most of the stained glass dates from the early 1200’s and is stunning. We had taken my parents there in the fall of 2011, soon after I moved to Paris, and the cathedral was undergoing a massive renovation. We were curious to see how much progress had been made.
On our way back to the car we stopped for a spin on the ferris wheel.
Consider Chartres if you are ever looking for an easy day trip from Paris. I can’t promise that the ferris wheel will be there, but I bet the cathedral will be!