THE MUSEUM OF STAINED GLASS IN CHARTRES
Discover a historic location, age-old techniques, contemporary stained-glass windows and more…
 
The only museum of its kind in France, the Museum of Stained Glass, situated 50 metres from the cathedral in one of France's most remarkable Gothic wine cellars (listed as a historical monument), features collections of ancient and contemporary stained-glass windows, a permanent exhibition explaining the stained-glass windows in the cathedral, and master glaziers' studios.

An unmissable attraction!
 
The museum tour includes:
 
  • admission to the Museum of Stained Glass.
  • a detailed demonstration of the techniques used to create a glass-and-lead window (cutting the antique glass, assembling the lead rods, painting, and the development of techniques from the Middle Ages to the present day).
  • a guided tour of the exhibitions and stained-glass window collections on show in the museum.
Tour duration: 1½ hours

 
INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS
International Stained-Glass Centre
5 rue du Cardinal Pie - F-28000 Chartres
Tel: 33 (0)2 37 21 65 72 - Fax: 33 (0)2 37 36 15 34