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.
Labyrinth Update: Church officials now think the labyrinth might reopen in July, but not sure, so please don't buy plane tickets yet. This all depends on the progress of the work. When the labyrinth does reopen, it will be Fridays only.
ILatest Info: The center of the labyrinth is now uncovered, along with the center aisle, so it is possible to stand in it and view a lot of the labyrinth under chairs. A portion of it is still covered by the restoration work so still not walkable.
The LABYRINTH is COVERED but The CATHEDRAL is still OPEN with all its wonders, stained glass, staturary, etc., and TOURS are still GOING to the most beautiful Gothic cathedral in the world.
Chartres Labyrinth Tours 2016 season:
Chartres Labyrinth Tours leave from Gare Montparnasse in Paris 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 20 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.