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
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..
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
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..
22 Place Des Epars F - 28000 Chartres
Prix Prices from : 90 €
Located in Chartres city centre, this elegant hotel offers an 800m² spa with sauna, hammam and spa lounge. Free Wi-Fi is provided and public parking is available nearby. Fitted with antique furniture, rooms at Best Western Hôtel Spa Grand Monarque f..
19 Avenue Jehan De Beauce F - 28000 Chartres
Located in the centre of Chartres, in front of the train station, Jehan De Beauce is a contemporary hotel offering a sauna and an on-site bar. Set in a renovated building from 1930, the hotel includes free WiFi access throughout. Each soundproofed a..
15 Place Chatelet F - 28000 Chartres
Prix Prices from : 64 €
Le Boeuf Couronné features an on-site restaurant and terrace with views of Chartres Cathedral, 500 metres away. The guest rooms have a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi access. The light and airy guest rooms have views of the courtyard or the cathedral...
11 rue du Pont St-Hilaire F - 28000 Chartres
Take a young couple, set them up in an old 16C building close to the Église St-Pierre, and sample the results. Try calf sweetbreads, cheese from the farm, and snails from the Perche. Traditional cuisine based on produce from the region. Freshness to ..
15 place Châtelet F - 28000 Chartres
place de la Cathédrale 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..
22 place des Epars 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.
6 rue 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.
22 place des Epars 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.