Collégiale St-André

sights / Architecture

Lonely Planet review

Chartres' meticulously preserved old city is northeast and east of the cathedral along the narrow western channel of the River Eure, which is spanned by a number of footbridges. From rue Cardinal Pie, the stairway called Tertre St-Nicolas and rue Chantault - the latter lined with medieval houses - lead down to the empty shell of the 12th-century Collégiale St-André, a Romanesque collegiate church closed in 1791 and severely damaged in the early 19th century and again in 1944.