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“Charming Chapel w Outstanding Stained Glass ...”

Sainte-Chapelle de Champigny sur Veude
Ranked #10 of 38 things to do in Chinon
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Reviewed 13 October 2015

This small chapel is a jewel well worth seeking out for its amazing windows of stained glass. We learned that these were documentations of the life of St. Louis, the king. Skilled depiction of details in vibrant colors. Well worth a visit.

Thank David B L
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

Stunning stained glass in a beautiful chapel - and one of those pleasant surprises you find in the Loire Valley. We took the tour round the chateau, which isn'a amazing, but the guardian of the site was courteous and we enjoyed him showing us round.

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

Usually one enters a church or chapel to see yet another array of religious pictograms. This Sainte-Chappelle is unique in its depiction of the life of King Louis, from birth to death. One side of the chapel relates the story of his rise to sainthood, with his dual roles between religion and governship. The other depicts his crusades, with ships in full sail. The descptive cards give part of the story. Purchase of the very informative book by Historian Marie-Pierre Terrien goes into great detail, with the English version unfortunately having less of the references and pictures. It is best viewed on a sunny day when the glorious colours shine through.

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Reviewed 5 July 2015

This chapel has lovely stained glass windows which show the life of St Louis and the stations of the cross. Worth visiting if you are passing. There is also a chateau there, which you can visit but you don't see much of the inside. You can only go in with a tour guide and, unfortunately, we missed the English tour so went on the French one and didn't really understand much at all! I wouldn't say don't go in but it's not as good as the other chateaux we visited.

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Reviewed 7 March 2014

This chapel, with its beautiful stained glass windows depicting the life of Saint Louis and the stations of the cross, is worth visiting if you are in the area.

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