Chartres Labyrinth Tours offers a unique journey to Chartres Cathedral and its labyrinth. Tour topics include the world famous stained glass and sculpture, sacred geometry, The Divine Feminine, Black Virgins, the summer solstice and the history and symbolism of the labyrinth and much more.
Pilgrims have been walking this winding path for over 800 years. Built around 1200 AD, the Chartres labyrinth is called "The Road to Jerusalem," denoting both the Holy Land on Earth, and the Celestial City in Heaven. Walking the labyrinth is considered both a physical and spiritual journey, a truly unique path of meditation. Join us and see for yourself.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: The labyrinth will probably not be open much past May 2015 because of restoration work in the nave. So far Church officials hope to have it open/uncovered until end of May and maybe a few weeks into June, but nothing is certain. The cathedral itself, with all its wonders, will remain open throughout the work. General tours of the cathedral without the labyrinth are always available, but with the labyrinth Fridays only, and as stated above, probably only till about end of May 2015.
Chartres Labyrinth Tours 2015 season:
The labyrinth is now closed for winter and will reopen Friday, February 20, 2015. General tours of cathedral without the labyrinth are always possible all winter long, and all year, every day.
Chartres Labyrinth Tours leave from Gare Montparnasse in Paris Friday mornings on the 9:06 train. Tour participants should plan to arrive at 8:30 to allow time to purchase tickets. Meet at 8:45am. Meeting point specified with reservations.
Chartres Labyrinth Tours was started by Michelle Campbell, MFA, an American, who has been walking the Chartres Labyrinth for over 15 years. It is a division of Laybrinth Experience Association.
Ms. Campbell is a professional artist/photographer who has a profound interest in sacred places and the transformational effects of pilgrimage.