Things to see and do - Chartres
Unmissable tourist sites
Chartres Travel guide
Chartres : Michelin's recommendations
The capital of the “granary of France” as the Beauce region is known, Chartres has a spectacular cathedral, and is famed as a pilgrim destination and for its stained-glass windows of indescribable blue hues. Chartres is also rich in medieval houses, fine churches, narrow streets and stairways leading down to the banks of the River Eure. Wood-fronted houses, little bridges and gangways, gardens and vegetable plots on the river banks give the place a charm that is more rural than urban.
Tourist attractions Chartres : Things to see and do
16 Cloître Notre-Dame F - 28000 Chartres
4,000 sculpted people, 5,000 in the stained glass windows, built following the fire which ravaged the previous building in 1194, teeming with details, such that a single visit, no matter, how long can only give a brief overview! The two tall spires a..
r. St-Pierre F - 28000 Chartres
This is the Gothic Church from the old Benedictine abbey of St-Père-en-Vallée. The clock tower door dates from a pre-Roman building. In the arches to the right of the chancel the oldest stained-glass windows depict in hieratic forms people from the O..
1 r. de la République F - 28300 Mainvilliers
A superbly restored SNCF rotunda is home to the Conservatoire du machinisme et des pratiques agricoles (COMPA), a museum dedicated to agriculture. Tools and machinery (tractors, seed drills, harvesters etc) shown in a huge hall, followed by an extrem..
15, place Châtelet. F - 28000 CHARTRES
Prix Prices from : 89 €
In the immediate vicinity of the cathedral, the pedestrian streets and the railway station, the Hotel du Boeuf Couronné is in an ideal position for tourists and business people alike. Our restaurant can cater for groups and family occasions. In summe..
6 Et 8, Avenue Jehan-De-Beauce F - 28000 Chartres
Prix Prices from : 120 €
Situated in the heart of a city inscribed as a World Heritage site, Timhotel Chartes Cathédrale has a cosy atmosphere only a few steps from the Gothic Cathedral. Most of the hotel's guest rooms offer a view of the cathedral, and each room includes a..
3 rue du General Koenig F - 28000 CHARTRES
Prix Prices from : 106 €
Located opposite Chartres cathedral and 2 minutes on foot to the station, the designer Mercure Chartres Cathédrale has modern, air-conditioned and sound-proofed rooms. For a family visit or a business trip, enjoy the many services such as our lounge ..
22 pl. des Épars F - 28000 Chartres
This eatery serves up food that tastes good while still respecting tradition. The plush setting is ideal for the classic gastronomy that guests come here for. The accent is on quality - often local - produce, and great wines.
15 pl. Châtelet F - 28000 Chartres
6 r. du Cheval-Blanc F - 28000 Chartres
A charming young couple who love food runs this welcoming bistro in a little street near the cathedral. Enjoy traditional French cuisine in the peace and quiet of the interior courtyard when the weather allows.
1 Cloître Notre-Dame F - 28000 Chartres
On one side of the cathedral square (meaning views of the cathedral from the terrace) is a bistro to come to as soon as possible! The food gets to the heart of the matter with traditional recipes. Ingredients from the region are in the spotlight: pât..
28 r. du Gd-Faubourg F - 28000 Chartres
22 pl. des Épars F - 28000 Chartres
Diners must cross the lobby of the Hotel du Grand Monarque to enter the 'Cour' restaurant. Attractive conservatory dining room offering seasonal cuisine prepared using the finest ingredients.