The Labyrinth Company's Chartres Replica™ labyrinths are each a faithful reproduction of the greatest of all labyrinth designs.
The original labyrinth in the nave floor of Notre Dame de Chartres, outside of Paris, France, is a masterwork of medieval craftsmanship in limestone and dark marble. Constructed according to the principles of sacred geometry circa the year 1201, the Chartres cathedral design is the ultimate Christian adaptation of the ancient labyrinth symbol.
Chartres Replica™ reproduced as do-it-yourself Garden Labyrinth Templates™, scaled from a computer-aided design rendering of the 42.28 foot original, field-checked against the actual labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral. Precisely printed on durable weedblocking landscape fabric. Ships as a roll in numbered and sequenced strips.
Note: if you wish to reproduce the Chartres labyrinth in its exact original dimensions please order the 42'-3.4" size.Garden Labyrinth Templates make installation of a complex design paint-by-numbers easy! Prices include FedEx Ground shipping to the lower 48 states.
Landscape Fabric: Durable 1.5 oz. non-woven spun-bond polyester membrane which allows water and nutrients to reach plant root zones while suppressing weed growth. Printed Lines: We print the lines of each labyrinth design as a black outline on 6' wide panels of our white landscape fabric using the latest eco-friendly heat-set colorfast inks. The panels overlap slightly when joined and secured with the provided steel landscape staples. Installation: Simply prepare and level the labyrinth space, then lay down and stake the weed-blocking Garden Labyrinth Template™. Apply your line and path materials directly onto the precise geometric design of your Garden Labyrinth Template™, which will allow natural water drainage and also retard weed growth for years to come. The materials you choose are limited only by your imagination: stone, river rocks, brick, pavers, gravel, mulch, pine straw, bedding plants, turf grass sod and more! Design: Chartres Replica™ by The Labyrinth Company - our field-measured reproduction of the original.
Production: Each unit is made to order based on your design and size selections. Typical fabrication lead time is 1 week. If you have a specific need please let us know. Shipping: Units ship from our Connecticut fabrication shop via FedEx Ground service, included in our standard prices for the lower 48 states. Shipping to Alaska & Hawaii costs more, as do shipments to Canada and overseas - please email us your address for a shipping quote. Custom: We will custom-size any Garden Labyrinth Template at no additional charge. Please tell us the final diameter you require prior to ordering. We can also adapt most designs to fit the size of specific materials, such as cobble lines of a particular width.