Chartres Glass Being Restored to Jewel-Like Quality

A team of experts is working to restore the brilliant colors to Chartres Cathedral's famous stained glass windows. 16 of the 175 windows have already been restored with stunning results.

Damaged and pitted by centuries of candle smoke, weather and human breath, some of Chartres' windows are almost unrecognizable as glass, but work by such skilled artisans as Stephane Petit has brought new life to the treasures.