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Chartres Historic Preservation Area

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Chartres is about 1 hour on the train from Paris, has one of the great cathedrals of the world and a medieval town centre. It is well worth a visit if you have the time.. To get there: go to Montparnasse train station, the ticket...More

Thank AngelaD17
Reviewed 3 days ago

Come to see the stunning and magnificent Chartres Cathedral but also explore the old areas that are considered a preservation district. It is a very pleasant walking area and the atmosphere is great. Nice shops and good restaurants can be easily found as you explore...More

Thank Andrew215
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Chartres has one of the greatest Gothic Cathedrals in the world and the city is delight with wonderful vistas every where you go. The historic center is beautifully preserved and the flood light displays are magnificent. THe city of Chartres and the cathedral deserve at...More

Thank r0yjane
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Walking through Chartres and imagining its history, development helped us enjoy a short visit. Some great resturants and of course the wines helps!

Thank MyNavigator
Reviewed June 10, 2018

We firstly went round the area during the day on the little train that goes through the historic area starting at the Cathedral. The driver/guide gave a running commentory in French and English . We then went back on foot in the afternoon to look...More

Thank Q8719GZtom
Reviewed May 11, 2018

We came to town to see the cathedral, but our hotel staff recommended walking around the old city. They gave us a very nice map which shows great areas to walk. We did so in the afternoon on a holiday, and we're glad we did....More

Thank Al-Sue-Maine
Reviewed March 15, 2018

Chartres has more to offer than just visiting the cathedral. The building in which the tourist information is located is a stunning building, and staff are very helpful in suggesting a walk, as well as giving out maps, and stating opening times. Most of the...More

2  Thank Katrien S
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Let yourself get lost at this area of Chartres! Walk around the riverside go up and down the stairs and enjoy the scenery! It’s better during spring and summer ( plus you get to see the light show ;) ) but during autumn and winter...More

1  Thank DimiEG
Reviewed December 22, 2017

The place, the shops, bistros, cafes, and of course the cathedral. It is magnifique. The area is pedestrianized so it is easy to walk around. People are very friendly, and of course the time of year the lights are splendid. Just go there.

Thank PATRICIA P
Reviewed October 16, 2017

I was delighted to find this area of Chartres preserved. I had such fond memories of the historic sites and had been disappointed in the extent of commercialization in central Chartres in the last 30 to 40 years.

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The cathedral and the surroundings, yes they are quite easily accessible. But the lower part of the city which is close to the river is more difficult to access, you have to avoid stair access and be careful on the uphills... More
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