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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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 and downhills (maybe visit it with the small touristic train is better).