CHARTRES QUARRY WALKING TOUR: Berchères les Pierres Quarry with M.J. McGregor

  • 27 May 2017
  • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
  • Chartres, France
  • 12


  • Includes picnic lunch in the garden at the Maison St. Yves.

The medieval Chartres Cathedral takes one’s breath away. The massive stones are magnificent and skillfully cut! So, “Where did they come from?"  The ancient quarry of Berchères les Pierres, about 8 miles from Chartres.

At 9:30 am on Saturday, our band of pilgrims will leave from Maison St. Yves and shuttle to the quarry. We will meander along the edge of the fields of LaBeauce and descend into the wooded quarry bed through terrain that requires sure-footedness.

Leaving the quarry, we will walk along village streets, country roads, lanes of fast traffic, the banks of the Eure River and back into Chartres. As a pilgrim ritual, we’ll circumabulate the cathedral and return to Maison St. Yves about 3 pm.  

Bring a bottle of water, trail snacks, sturdy (tennis) shoes, and be prepared to adventure and walk for three hours.

Guide: MJ McGregor, PhD

MJ first visited Chartres Cathedral with Veriditas in 2003.  It captured her heart and changed her life. The ancient quarry has been one of her favorite pilgrimage sites since 2009.

Along with her husband, MJ is a seasonal resident of Chartres in their 15th century pied-à-terre. MJ guides walking pilgrimages from Paris to Chartres each year and is an English-speaking guide for the Cathedral.  She is a Veriditas Advanced Labyrinth Facilitator.

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