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The Cathedral of Chartres was built by a group called “The Children of Solomon”. Their symbol was a Celtic cross with a circle around it. This is also called the “chrisme à l’epee”. Some claim that this group was the base of Freemasonry. Members of this fraternity also built the cathedral of Reims and Amiens.
Chartres Cathedral, also known as Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres (French: Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres), is a medieval Roman Rite Catholic cathedral located in Chartres, France, about 80 kilometres (50 mi) southwest of Paris. It is considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The current cathedral, mostly constructed between 1194 and 1250, is the last of at least five which have occupied the site since the town became a bishopric in the 4th century.