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
In a rotunda of the SNCF, the Conservatory for agricultural machinery and practices (COMPA) a museum is housed dedicated to agriculture. Tools and machinery (seed drills, harvesters) are shown in a huge hall then there is a very well set up section d..
22 Place Des Epars F - 28000 Chartres
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
Prix Prices from : 105 €
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..
6 Et 8, Avenue Jehan-De-Beauce F - 28000 Chartres
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..
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.
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.
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.