Text: Noted for innovations in architectural
construction and large number of sculptures and stained
glass windows. The present cathedral was constructed
on the foundations of the earlier church; the oldest
parts of the cathedral are the crypt and Royal Portal
(West Portal), remnants of a Romanesque church destroyed
by fire in 1194.
Citation: Fletcher, History of Architecture
(1987) Page: 394 ff.
Repository Name/Geographic Location:
Chartres (Eure-et-Loir, Centre region, France)