The work that is sponsored…

Sponsored work on the Cathedral is driven and financed by the State – owner of the structure (under the Regional Direction of Cultural Affairs for the Centre region – DRAC Centre). The goal is to revive interest from the people of Chartres as well as visitors.

The sites to be worked on include the facades:  the north façade (1997-99), the south façade – except for the portal (2007-8), the western façade (2008, balustrade and Gallery of Kings/2010-12).

For the interior, another work site (2008 until 2015) was present that made some radical changes for our perception: the original whitewash was cleaned, the structural lines were touched up in white, emphasizing the incomparable dynamic architecture, while the ochre coating and faux smooth surface helped to create this atmosphere.

The restoration of the stained glass has also been pursued since 1986.

The action of the sponsors is determined, making Chartres an example. You can learn more about the associations for safeguarding.

Contribute to the Restoration of the Cathedral!

Associations for the safeguarding of Chartres Cathedral

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

Chartres, sanctuaire du Monde