chartres, cathedral of

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Chartres, Cathedral of [(shahrt, shahr-truh)]

A great cathedral in France. Built mostly in the thirteenth century, it is considered one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture. The stained-glass windows, in which blue glass predominates, are especially impressive.

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