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  • 1 Cathedral Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 2 St Peter's Church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 3 Compa Interesting

    Museums and art

    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..

  • 4 St Andrew's Church

    Religious buildings

    2 r. St-André F - 28000 Chartres

    Deconsecrated now, this Romanesque Church was the centre of one of the liveliest quarters of Chartres, that of the « river workers »: millers, dyers, cobblers, fullers, tanners and tawers. In the 16 C it was enlarged with the chancel stall and an aps..

  • 5 Footbridge over the Eure

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Passerelle sur l'Eure F - 28000 Chartres

    Near St Andrew's Church, this provides an attractive view over the river, which is crossed by two hump-backed bridges. You'll notice at the foot of the damaged nave of the Church remains of the arch that supported the chancel stall.

  • 6 Quais de l'Eure

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue de la Tannerie F - 28000 Chartres

    In old Chartres, along the River Eure and other waterways, the mills and washing places of rue de la Tanneries have been restored, making for a pleasant walk. Rue aux Juifs leads through a restored old quarter with attractive paved streets, façades w..

  • 7 Rue des Écuyers

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue des Écuyers F - 28000 Chartres

    This is one of the best restored parts of old Chartres. Some houses have preserved their bossage doors surmounted by bull's-eye windows. At the corner with the Rue au Cois, a half-timbered house forms a prow. Opposite you will find the « Queen Bertha..

  • 8 Place du Cygne

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    F - 28000 Chartres

    This is a widened tree-lined street which on some mornings has a small flower market and makes up, with the very busy central quarter, a welcoming place. At the end of the Rue du Cygne in the Place Marceau, there is a monument to this General who fel..

  • 9 Jean-Moulin Monument

    Archaeological and historical sites

    bd de la Résistance F - 28000 Chartres

    Jean-Moulin was the Prefect of Chartres at the time of the German invasion. On 8th June 1940, he refused to sign a document, demanded by the occupying forces, which would have incriminated his French forces made up of Senegalese sharpshooters, then h..

  • 10 Grenier de Loëns

    Religious buildings

    5 r. du Card.-Pie F - 28000 Chartres

    This half-timbered storehouse has been restored and, in its new role as the International Centre for Stained-Glass Windows, hosts exhibitions on the subject. Chartres is undoubtedly the capital of stained glass (which is why the late master of the ar..

  • 11 Fine Arts Museum

    Museums and art

    29 Cloître Notre-Dame F - 28000 Chartres

    Installed in an old Episcopal palace, it is set on the first terrace of the bishop's Gardens. It houses collections of paintings (from primitives to the 19 C) among which there is a crucifix by Quentin Metsys. In the basement, sculptures, religious o..

  • 12 Musée de l'École

    Museums and art

    12 pl. Drouaise F - 28000 Chartres

    Teaching material and scholastic furniture will evoke nostalgia for the schools of times past through all the ages: Abacuses, magic lanterns, morality books, space-saving furniture in which each pupil had their own set of pigeonholes: the melancholy ..

  • 13 Maison Picassiette

    Museums and art

    22 r. du Repos F - 28000 Chartres

    This house was built and decorated by a roguish person Raymond Isidore (1900-1964). Religious themes and monuments are brought to life there with the aid of the most diverse of materials, fragments of crockery, pieces of coloured glass, lumps of ceme..

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