Excursion to Chartres and Versailles!

Today we took a train to the quaint Medieval town of Chartres, where we explored the interior of the Notre Dame cathedral, then practiced portraiture in the entryway of the cathedral with the intensity of the darkly lit background! After having lunch in Chartres, we took the train to Versailles and explored the incredible chateau and meticulously manicured gardens! We ended the day with dinner and photo editing back in Paris!

Frenchman outside of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Chartres. (Image by Eric L.)

Frenchman outside of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Chartres. (Image by Eric L.)

Portrait of Zoey at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Chartres. (Image by Kelly B.)

Portrait of Zoey at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Chartres. (Image by Kelly B.)

Portrait of Bailey at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Chartres. (Image by Sadie P.)

Portrait of Bailey at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Chartres. (Image by Sadie P.)

Sophie experimenting using existing light with Clare at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Chartres. (Image by photo co-leader Ricky Qi.)

Sophie experimenting using existing light with Clare at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Chartres. (Image by photo co-leader Ricky Qi.)

Image of the group in front of the chateau of Versailles! (Image by co-leader Ricky Qi.)

Image of the group in front of the chateau of Versailles! (Image by co-leader Ricky Qi.)

Making our way back to the hotel for an intensive evening of photo editing. (Image by co-leader Ricky Qi.)

Making our way back to the hotel for an intensive evening of photo editing. (Image by co-leader Ricky Qi.)

Photo editing back at the hotel with National Geographic Expert Tino! (Image by Eric L.)

Photo editing back at the hotel with National Geographic Expert Tino! (Image by Eric L.)