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Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory:Churches
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Keywords:12th century, Chartres, Notre-Dame de la Belle Verrière, stained-glass windows
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Chartres cathedral gothic style Marc Haegeman

Chartres is unique for its stained-glass windows which form the largest and most complete ensemble surviving from the middle ages. Most windows are from the early 13th century, except the three lancet windows of the West front and the famous "Notre-Dame de la Belle Verrière" which are mid-12th century and remained unharmed by the 1194 fire.
Four panels of glass with these fabulous blue tones, showing the Virgin with the Infant Christ and the Holy Spirit (ca. 1150) were incorporated in a 13th century window.