A Historical Activity and Challenge
Set out for the long walk through the Chartres labyrinth. In this way you can perceive the pilgrim’s procession of supplication in the medieval type labyrinth.
The Chartres labyrinth has an area of about 175 m².
The total path length is about 430 metres to the centre and 430 metres out again.
The aim is to walk all the way to the centre of the labyrinth and the same way back out again.
Our Chartres labyrinth is made in black setts and reddish stone dust.
The Chartres labyrinth pattern is named after the pavement labyrinth in the floor in the cathedral in Chartres in France. The city is situated southwest of Paris.
This pattern is – as well as the stone-lined Trojaborg pattern – a labyrinth pattern on which a number of labyrinths elsewhere in the world are based. The pattern is harmonious and beautiful to look at.
Come and walk our Chartres labyrinth. Remember to have a look at the beautiful photo in our exhibition area of the pavement labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral in France: This is really a piece of genuine labyrinth history!
You can learn more about the Chartres labyrinth by reading the menu “History & Use” – “The Chartres Labyrinth“. You can also read the displays “The History of the Labyrinths and Mazes” in the exhibition area at Labyrinthia. (The displays are in Danish and English). Or you can have a look at our new PowerPoint presentation on the screen in Labyrinthia. If you are a group of visitors, you can also book a lecture in advance. (The lecture will be in Danish or English).