Centre International du Vitrail

In the former barn of the chapter of Chartres, the centre organises exhibitions, courses, and workshops on ancient and contemporary stained glass , visits and art classes.
50m from the cathedral, this centre which was founded in 1980 is established in the old Tithe Barn, medieval building from the 13th century, listed as a Historic Monument. It gives you access to the secrets of stained-glass work, an art which has schools and masters dedicated to it. Through exhibitions on old and contemporary stained-glass designs, introductory courses for children and adults, guided visits and a workshop open to the public, the complex and fascinating techniques of this art become accessible to all. Permanent exhibition: "Stained-glass of the Renaissance".
We speak : French, French, English, German, Spanish


Average length of individual visit : 01:00 min.
Average length of group visit : 01:00 min.


Horaires d'ouverture du 31 December 2023 au 31 December 2024
LundiOuvert de 10h15 à 12h15 et de 14h à 17h30
MardiOuvert de 10h15 à 12h15 et de 14h à 17h30
MercrediOuvert de 10h15 à 12h15 et de 14h à 17h30
JeudiOuvert de 10h15 à 12h15 et de 14h à 17h30
VendrediOuvert de 10h15 à 12h15 et de 14h à 17h30
SamediOuvert de 14h à 17h30
DimancheOuvert de 14h à 17h30


Discount rate
(Students, children aged 16 to 18, jobseekers, disability card.)

Payment options

  • Debit cards
  • Cheques
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Cash
  • Money transfer



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5 rue du Cardinal-Pie
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