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“Amazing views”

Tower of Chartres Cathedral
Ranked #2 of 37 things to do in Chartres
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Owner description: 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 the 16th century on a 12th century base while the nave and chancel go back to the 13th century. From the top of the Jehan de Beauce tower, visitors can enjoy superb views of the surrounding country and take a close-up look at the Cathedral’s Gothic architecture. Cathedral designated world heritage site by UNESCO. Open:> 2nd May to 31st August: from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.> 1st September to 30th April: from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Last admission 30 minutes before closing time. Closed:> Sunday mornings.> 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 7,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
Mexico City, Mexico
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9 reviews
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“Amazing views”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Climbing all those steps is well worth it, the view is amazing. If you have a chance, don't miss the opportunity to contemplate the beautiful town from the tower, as well as the Cathedral, from a different perspective.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“300 stairs!!!”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

It was a long way up and the journey to the first stage feels like it is never going to end. But once you get to the top (not quite the top but as far as they will let you go) it is all worth while. The views are spectacular. Meeting a troop of scouts on the way up and another one on the way down was a bit of a challenge.

Visited July 2013
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Atchison, Kansas
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“private tours by Malcolm Miller”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

Mr. Miller was very interesting and made the cathedral come alive for us. He specifically pointed out the stainglass windows and the stories they told and the history was just facinating.
We are so glad we made the trip.

Visited July 2013
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sidney
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“A great view, a great moment”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

If you plan to stay a little don't miss this visit. You'll climb inside the towers of the cathedral and get a great view of all Chartres and arround.
You'll also see some part of the cathedral you cannnot see from elsewhere.

Visited June 2013
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Exeter, UK
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“panoramic views super”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Have covered this elsewhere. why do you want me to say what i dont want to say. I have already said all i think is necessary1

Visited June 2013
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