Greetings from Chartres!
14 November, 2007
Here we are standing on a corner in Chartres.
Today (well, yesterday, I’m cheating a bit) we took a day trip to Chartres. It’s just an hour outside of France and the train system is pretty darn cheap and convenient. I was very happy, however, that the fellow who sold us our tickets let us know about the strike that started at 8pm. We made sure to catch a train that got us back into Paris before 8. The weather was awful, but Chartres is a lovely city with the narrow, hilly, winding roads I tend to think of when picturing a small European town. The cathedral there is amazing – positively huge and a world heritage site. And I particularly enjoyed the stain glass museum.
Image posted and by fellow traveler chanuck.