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Chartres Historic Preservation Area

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Lovely pedestrianised area

There's always a certain joy in being able to wander city streets with no cars to intrude. This joy is hugely magnified when the city is Chartres. The historical area has many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

There's always a certain joy in being able to wander city streets with no cars to intrude. This joy is hugely magnified when the city is Chartres. The historical area has many fine buildings, more than a few interesting shops and it's fair share of places to stop for coffee or to eat. Have a good wander after you've visited... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Chartres is a beautiful historical city and the preservation area makes for a great walk around town.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

If you get to Chartres don't miss the climb down the hill to this area - then walk along the river where any photographer can take stunning reflections of the old buildings in the moving river below. Cross over the bridges and discover some of the most interesting bars and restaurants.

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

It's a special kind of experience visiting historic towns in France. Packed with historic buildings that are well preserved and placed in hugely beautiful surroundings complete with every sort of gastronomic and esthetic establishments one can only think of. It is culture that should be cherished and relished.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a charming village. It has low buildings with very pretty roofs. They are dwarfed by the cathedral with its musical chimes every few hours. The village has narrow streets for convenient and fun walking, shopping, eating and relaxing. One does not need to spend more than half a day, unless you eat at a local restaurant.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It is a very well preserved town and very friendly for pedestrians. With the cathedral in the center of town you have a feeling of Holiness and beauty. The cathedral is magnificent and definitely worth a visit.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We only made a stop-over to Chartres in order to see the cathedral and break our long journey. What we didn't expect was how delightful the old part is. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Amazing to see what has been done in restoration of historic structures such ss this. Without compromise the old fascade are able to be filled in with all wear and tear and deep scratches and wrchings keft from weather are now being renewed restired and brightened uo. Such a refreshing change. When able to compare ages oldi cement and rock... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Best seen on foot, although it is rather hilly. The tourist train is worth getting to have a running commentary

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Chartres is one of those towns that I have never visited before, but when we stopped off on the way back to the channel tunnel, I was surprised how lovely it was. The old town is absolutely delightful, and don't be tempted just to visit the cathedral - it really is worth a walk around the whole area. There are... More 

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