Monday, 7 May 2012

St Piat Chapel, Chartres

In 1323 a substantial two story construction was added at the eastern end of the choir in Chartres Cathedral, with a chapel dedicated to Saint Piat in the upper floor accessed by a staircase opening onto the ambulatory (the chapel of St Piat is normally closed to visitors, although it occasionally houses temporary exhibitions).

Mentioned by Lowry in his short story 'Hotel Room in Chartres'; "The mornings they spent wandering in the cathedral, St Piat at the south door, that time they lit a candle to their love.." (Psalms Pg. 20).

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