One of the greatest achievements in the history of architecture, Chartres Cathedral is almost perfectly preserved in its original Gothic design, from its lively portal sculptures to its glowing stained glass.
This Carolingian oratory near Orléans was built in 806 by Bishop Theodulf, Charlemagne's adviser. Containing rare Byzantine mosaics, it is one of the oldest and most unique churches in France.
Designed by I. M. Pei, this striking glass pyramid provides a visual focal point for the Louvre Museum courtyard as well as a modern underground entrance.
Famed for its stained glass, this beautiful 13th-century Gothic chapel was built by King Louis IX as a royal chapel to house important relics of Christ.
One of the most famous cathedrals in the world, this 12th-century Gothic beauty is a must-see for its historical importance and magnificent art.