American Friends of Chartres – Chartres Cathedral Restored

The American Friends of Chartres in partnership with the Cultural Center of the Embassy of France in New York and the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University cordially invite you to attend a screening of the premiere of the film film Chartres, la lumière retrouvée (Chartres: Light Reborn!) Continue Reading

Recent Visitors to Chartres

A small group of friends (Douglas Lister, Enid Gamer, Nilufar Ahmad, Prasadini Bogollagama, Marie-Noëlle Ettori and Alfred & Elizabeth Lister) led by AFC President Dominique Lallement visited Chartres and nearby points of interest from Sept. 12-16, 2018, overlapping with European Heritage Days (Journées du Patrimoine in France). Some participants arrived Continue Reading

21st Century Chartres

France Today recently published a wonderful article detailing the restoration efforts at Notre-Dame de Chartres. In addition to many beautiful photos, comments by AFC’s friends Anne Marie Woods and Jill Geoffrion are featured. Follow the link below to read the article!

Welcome to AFC News!

Welcome to the latest news and events from American Friends of Chartres. Stay up to date! As part of its mission to disseminate knowledge of historic stained glass in both both France and the United States, American Friends of Chartres presents events of cultural, historical, or artistic subjects for the public Continue Reading

AFC president awarded Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres

Monika Riely, founder and first president of American Friends of Chartres, was awarded the designation Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in a ceremony on October 19, 2012 in Chartres. The award from the Minister of Culture of France recognizes Ms. Riely for her work in founding AFC and raising Continue Reading