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Tower of Chartres Cathedral

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
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Lost in time!

early morning to avoid the crowds and become immersed in history and architecture that are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Shelburne, Vermont

We rented a car to get here and Oved both the cathedral and the area. There were othere things to... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Bandon, Oregon
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A destination for pilgrims for over a thousand years, the Cathedral of Chartres, located on the plain of Beauce, was severely damaged by a number of fires. The façade and one of the spires date from the 12th century, the second spire was built in...more
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

early morning to avoid the crowds and become immersed in history and architecture that are unmatched!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MargoFrance2018
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We rented a car to get here and Oved both the cathedral and the area. There were othere things to do as well and would definitely make this part of your trip. I believe in th e same town ,there was a neat place that...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 13, 2018

We were taken in a small group up one of the unfinished towers of the cathedral, along a balustrade and into the bell tower of the West façade, from there we went into the interior of the main roof space above the Nave. We were...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 7, 2018

This church just pops out of the ground as you leave the train station. It is beyond stunning both form afar and up close. There is s a tour available by a Mr. Miller at 12:00 that is a must. He is a legend in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sjmacdee
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

Paid the 5.5 Euros and marched to the top on a day when fortunately very few , including my spouse, were doing so. It's a impressive view but as the cathedral is already on the top of a rise looking over three quarters of the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank jsthouston
Reviewed October 8, 2017

Not to be missed this cathedral and worth the detour. Beautiful stained windows create a fantastic atmosphere

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

Ten centuries old and still profoundly moving. The ILLUMINATIONS show we saw was outstanding! Quiet, peaceful, historic, enchanting to just gaze at those stained glass windows! Le bleu de Chartres...still knocks me out!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank HelencTorontO
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

Every afternoon at 14.45h there is a 90 minute tour in English with a guide and earphones. The cost is €10. Our guide was a Russian lady who was passionate about the cathedral and made her tour a very informative 2hrs. The cathedral, it's crypt...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

The Tower is definitely seen from any point within the centre of Chartres. Lovely for photos and very impressive

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

Absolute masterpiece, one of the finest cathedrals in Europe in general and France in particular. Mind-boggling craftsmanship and beauty take my breath away. Enough said.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank ariel857
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August 20, 2016|
Response from lovemytraveling | Reviewed this property |
The ticket office is inside the cathedral. As far as I know, they don't sell tickets on line. There is not that much of a wait to go up. We went at the beginning of June and there was no one there. It is pretty steep climb... More
April 11, 2016|
Response from sb2003 |
10 Euros.