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Chartres Historic Preservation Area

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Chartres Day Trip from Paris Including Chartres Cathedral

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Take a long walk

Take a walk , then visit the cathedral in a long walk along the streets of Old Town, without a purpose and see old buildings and new buildings , all cozy and well-groomed . Make... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Zarnesti, Romania
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Zarnesti, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take a walk , then visit the cathedral in a long walk along the streets of Old Town, without a purpose and see old buildings and new buildings , all cozy and well-groomed . Make sure you eat because the terraces are closing rather quickly and after 20 hours will be a little hard to find restaurant with terrace. Good... More 

Thank MDania
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The historic preservation area of Chartres is a must-see for any visitor to the city. It comprises some truly beautiful mediaeval buildings, clustered along the banks of the old canals. Superb just to wander around for an hour or two!

1 Thank Travelwisewoman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chartres is a small city but strolling around is amazing. The old city makes you discover houses from the Middle age, beautiful structures and a maze of little streets with loads of charm.

1 Thank Pauline R
York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We saw this from the road train - rather easier than walking down the hill and back up again. A fascinating insight into the historic city.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

The old part of Chartres is interesting to walk through. They also have a walking path on the river, where we encountered many local people strolling after dinner. The views of the old buildings in the reflection of the river was one of our favorites. Take the time to stroll on the river walk.

1 Thank 5nn
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

The historic section of Chartres is a small maze of narrow streets, many of them now pedestrian. You will find a few historic houses, and also look for hidden little treasures: arched porches, window frames, statues nestled in the walls, cobblestones alleys... Rue des Ecuyers is particularly scenic, as well as rue Saint Pierre. Stroll along the Eure too for... More 

2 Thank Patricia C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We headed out for a wander and to find somewhere for dinner without knowing anything about Chartres. We immediately fell in love with the city. Every corner was like a set from a movie. So picturesque and steeped in history.

1 Thank Spillano78
Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Pass the cathedral, go down the hill to walk along the river through old town then climb the 113 stairs back up at Tertre Saint Nicholas. Beautiful and peaceful.

1 Thank Malcolm G
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Last day of April , surprisingly still cool/chilly and windy . The amazing Cathedral is only 7 minutes walk from the beautiful Hotel Des Poemes where we banked for our only one night stay in Chartres . After visiting the Cathedral , if there's still space in the card , take your beloved one ( and photographic equipment ) for... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Very beautiful small town, especially along the river. Worth an amble for a hour or so, but beware finding public toilets in Chartres is not easy - go before you start strolling

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