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Safeguarding the Cathedral of Chartres

Sponsorship: a beautiful human adventure, made into personal reality and a developed sense of general interest. Invest in the safeguarding of the places you cherish. There are a variety of levels for you to choose to give financial support.
See 'your' window:
     ...in place, still obscured...
     ...in the atelier, when the artisans work on it with expertise and application...
     ...replaced – with clear colors...
To realize that we are thus contributing to a perenniality that is measured in centuries.
Two associations made a decision to begin fundraising – besides the State – the necessary items for the restoration of the Cathedral.
The rectorat of the Cathedral recognizes their continuous action and invite you to subscribe to the upcoming projects.

Les Amis de la Cathédrale de Chartres
(Friends of Chartres Cathedral)

Creation: 1989.
Objective: participate in the restoration, the conservation and the placement of value on the Cathedral of Chartres in partnership with the State.
Structure: association under Public Utility since 1998.
Financial Means: subscriptions (totaling 950 members), donations, legacy funds, enterprise sponsors.
Major Projects:
Restoration of more than 30 stained-glass windows (financed in part or in total).
Creation pf the interior signage (indicating construction plans) in 2005.
Restoration of the mural décor in the Chapel of Martyrs.
Restoration of the cloister of the choir:
       - First phase (2015-2016) achieved
       - Second phase begun May 2016.
Following the restoration of the cloister of the choir.
Two bays of the southern transept.
One bay of the northern transept.
Finances given: 3, 500, 000 euros.
An example of the restoration: the Chapel of Martyrs
chapelle des martyrs avant restauration chapelle des martyrs pendant restauration
chapelle des martyrs après restauration
Les Amis de la cathédrale de Chartres:
Head office: Office de tourisme, place de la cathédrale - BP 30391 - 28007 Chartres
Email: acchartres@aol.com  
Website: http://www.amiscathedrale.com

Chartres, sanctuaire du Monde
(Chartres Sanctuary of the World)

Association for safeguarding the Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres
An association for general interest, without lucrative goals, Chartres Sanctuary of the World (CSM) was created in 1992 to contribute to the safeguarding of the Cathedral of Chartres and to serve its universal standing.
The association notably gave funds collected to contribute, besides the State, to the financing of the construction work. This was necessary for the multiple layers needing to be removed to clean the effects of centuries of pollution.
CSM works in collaboration with the regional conservation of Historic Monuments for the choice to finance the restoration work. This exemplary collaboration shows the ability of volunteers in the community in service to the State and equips the association for achieving the maximum goals in favor of safeguarding the artistic and spiritual standing of the sanctuary.
Within 15 years:
Financing up to 50% of the restoration of 14 windows (5 in the ambulatory, 4 at the top of the choir, 5 lancets of the south transept) – 635.442 euros.
Financing of the different organizations in the Cathedral (restoration of the choir organ, maintenance of the Main Altar at the cross of the transepts, signage, choir lighting – 196.950 euros.
Financing besides the Amis de la Cathedrale de Chartres in organizing the choir and the restoration of the south transept rose window – 107.849 euros (from CSM).
Integral financing for the restoration of the interior décor of the axial chapel – 87.293 euros.
Actions of awareness (publications, communications, creation and updates for the website, events, photography campaign – 165.650 euros.
Campaign for the organization of restoration work for the stained-glass windows of the Chapel of St. Piat
An example of the restoration: the window of Saint Martin
vitrail de saint Martin avant restauration vitrail de saint Martin pendant restauration
vitrail de saint Martin après restauration
Chartres, sanctuaire du Monde:
Head office: 16 cloître Notre-Dame - 28000 CHARTRES
Phone: permanence  and
Email: chartrescsm@chartres-csm.org
Website: http://www.chartres-csm.org
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