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17 rue Muret, 28000, Chartres France
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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#1 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Chartres
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5.0
Value
4.9
Maison Ailleurs is a self catering lodging in central Chartres set in a historic mansion and former residence of the Bishop, only a short walk to the cathedral, with its own parking and traditional French rose garden. Arriving at the main gate is like opening a gift box and finding yourself in a different world, a different time and a different place. Find serenity in this home away from home by staying at Maison Ailleurs while you stay in Chartres for business or to visit.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Bicycles available
Highchairs available
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Clothes dryer
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Interconnected rooms available
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Radio
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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Helen H wrote a review May 2022
8 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed at this beautiful property for 3 nights en route to the Dordogne. It is without doubt an exceptional accommodation close to the incredible cathedral and Chartres. Valerie and Marthe were extremely helpful. The apartment was spotless and the garden is tranquil to sit to have coffee and read. Perfect in every way with special attention to detail. Thank you for an amazing stay Valerie
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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js200 wrote a review Aug 2021
Boston, Massachusetts5 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at Maison Ailleurs for three nights in July. The Maison is really superb. Great location in Chartres - in a very charming part of town literally just a few minutes walk from the cathedral. The apartment was large and charming. The kitchen was well-equipped. The garden is larger in reality than in the pictures and a nice place to relax. We had a flat tire on the last day and needed to stay an extra night and the two hosts were incredibly friendly... helping us extend our stay, organizing transport for us, and even coordinating with the French mechanics fixing the car. Thanks Valerie and Marthe!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Theresa A wrote a review Oct 2020
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Absolutely lovely accommodation, perfect for immersing yourself into the spirit Chartres. A true sense of warmth and hospitality. Thank you for a beautiful stay and the delicious breakfasts! Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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John B wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Chartres is, of course, one of the great European centres of religious art and history, and there can surely be no better way of immersing yourself in it than from a base in Maison Ailleurs. A former bishop's residence just a short distance from the cathedral, the residence oozes a deeply evocative sense of past splendours and ecclesiastical power, and you can almost feelthe presence of Bishop Fulbert from the moment you step into the courtyard from the street and make your way up the time-worn stairs. But this is by no means an ancient monument. The facilities are modern and Valerie has provided so many thoughtful comforts and conveniences to make your stay truly memorable. Any downsides? Well, the heating was only just sufficient on a very cold and wet weekend and the television obstinately refused to find any channels. But hey! you come here to find spiritual solace, and you get that in abundance.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: The former chapel at the front on the first floor is simply glorious
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LisaLucking wrote a review Aug 2018
West Sussex, United Kingdom9 contributions5 helpful votes
I can not recommend this lovely B&B highly enough. Our hostess was welcoming and the continental breakfast was amazing. The room was beautifully decorated and the bed comfortable with crisp linens. We will be back!!!
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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BellaJ0j0 wrote a review Jul 2018
Watford, United Kingdom70 contributions89 helpful votes
From the front door, this home oozes tranquility and splendour. Our room was beautiful with little touches that made it seem homely; candles, coffee machine, milk in the fridge, tiny meringues, lovely toiletries, it seems Valerie has thought of everything! SO close to the cathedral, and Valerie has good recommendations for where to eat. At night you can lay in bed and listen to the cathedral bells, which are not loud enough to stop you sleeping extremely well! Breakfast was served in the garden, and Valerie provided me with homemade gluten free cake, as she is well versed in catering for those with gluten intolerance. We really enjoyed our stay here and will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Each room we saw was different but all beautiful.
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Timpain wrote a review Jun 2018
Little Horwood, United Kingdom41 contributions40 helpful votes
Chartres is a place to visit for two days at most. Amazing stained glass, but not much else. Sadly, maison ailleurs is the sort of place you want to stay for at least a week. It is almost perfection. A squirt of WD40 on one door and nationwide tea-making lessons is all it would take to be perfect. Every hotel and b&b owner should stay here and take a lesson on hospitality, service and cuisine.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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ZUPCU wrote a review May 2018
Hopewell Junction, New York2 contributions2 helpful votes
Situated in a historic building with up to date modern and tastefully arrange interiors, gastronomic fresh breakfast served in your room. Must see the garden in the back yard. 3-5 minutes away from the Chartres Cathedral. Polite and attentive at the smallest service detail, what a wonderful surprise and time we've had at Maison and Ailleurs. I
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Any room is exquisite and delicate arrange.
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jsthouston wrote a review Apr 2018
Houston, Texas6158 contributions2565 helpful votes
I am normally wary of B&Bs, we normally stay in hotels, but this one is not to be missed. It's Location, a five or six minute walk from the cathedral, on a quite street in the historic center would be to beat. It is a beautiful building that has both charm and style. The two rooms we viewed were both large and well appointed . The garden is both lovely and for the location surprisingly large. The breakfast provided was the best I've had in my 16 days in France, and I have had some good breakfasts. Breakfast is served in your very large room, or weather permitting in the garden. Everything worked and the water pressure in the shower was the best I've experienced on the trip. Finally a good deal has been said about it the posts on the site about the helpfulness and knowledge of the owners and I want you to know it's true. If you are looking for a place to stay in Chartres select Maison Ailleurs. I have attached pictures of our room which do not do it justice, but then the two rooms we saw both looked every bit as good our better that the pictures on the web site.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Branka J wrote a review Jan 2018
Lot et Garonne17 contributions10 helpful votes
We spent a night at Maison Ailleurs. Parts of the house date back to the XIVth century. It has been beautifully renovated. The house has not lost any character but has all the modern details which made for a most pleasant stay. It is minutes away from the Cathedral and within walking distance of several excellent restaurants. Breakfast was amazing. Freshly squeezed orange juice, a fruit smoothie and home made youghurt, all delicious. Croissants and coffee or tea were on offer. Our hostess was very kind attentive and had time to talk to us about the history of the house. We had a very good nights rest in a very comfortable bed. We look forward to staying there again.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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PRICE RANGE
$156 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
FranceCentre-Val de LoireEure-et-LoirChartres
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Maison Ailleurs
Which popular attractions are close to Maison Ailleurs?
Nearby attractions include Chartres en Lumieres (0.2 miles), Chartres Cathedral (0.2 miles), and Chartres Historic Preservation Area (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Maison Ailleurs?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Maison Ailleurs?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Maison Ailleurs?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Maison Ailleurs?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Maison Ailleurs?
Conveniently located restaurants include O Tire Bouchon, Le Moulin De Ponceau, and la Brochet' du Sud.
Is Maison Ailleurs located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Chartres.
Are any cleaning services offered at Maison Ailleurs?
Yes, a clothes dryer and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Maison Ailleurs?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Maison Ailleurs?
Many travelers enjoy visiting La Maison Picassiette (1.0 miles), L'Apostrophe (0.4 miles), and Musée Des Beaux Arts (0.1 miles).