About the city
Chartres is a city in north central France, and is the capital of Eure-et-Loir on the Eure River in Orléanais. It is considered an agricultural and manufacturing center; where products including machinery, electronic equipment, fertilizers and leather goods are produced.
Chartres consists of an upper and a lower town parts connected by steep streets. The highest point of the city is crowned by the world’s famous Cathedral of Notre Dame (established between the 12th and 13th centuries), noted for the beauty of its south spire, its statues, its magnificent 13th century’s stained glass windows, and its façade from the Renaissance.
About the twinning agreement
The twinning agreement between the historical cities of Bethlehem and Chartres has been a fruitful relationship on many levels. The city of Chartres donated to the Municipality of Bethlehem in favor of helping with the street lighting of Alqam junction with 27,000 Euros. In addition to a donation to help improve the lighting of other streets in the city of, as well as 5,000 Euros to the Kraish orphanage.