Things to see and do - Dreux
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Dreux Travel guide
Dreux : Michelin's recommendations
Dreux, hemmed in by the Île de France and by Normandy, is a lively regional market town for various industries. The Orléans family chose to be buried there in the 19C in the Royal Chapel. Its tombs and recumbent figures form a Museum of 19C sculpture. The inhabitants of Dreux are extremely proud of their superb belfry and of one of their compatriots François-André Philidor (1726-1795): the musician who was the first professional chess player well before Gary Kasparov.
Tourist attractions Dreux : Things to see and do
2 sq. d'Aumale
Originally built as of 1816 by the widow of Philippe Égalité, then extended by Louis-Philippe, it honours 19C architecture by its quality and contributions by artists of merit. Notice the five stained-glass windows by the Sèvres factory. The main cry..
The most decorative part of this belfry, built between 1512 and 1537 by Clément Métézeau, is flamboyant in style; its windows are framed with pilasters crowned by a frieze, turrets and a lantern.
One of the town's liveliest streets (particularly on market days) and once the town's main thoroughfare, this street has two timber-framed houses, their overhanging upper storeys supporting one another by beams.
7 rue Gabriel Moreau F - 28100 Dreux
Set 4 km from the centre of Dreux, INTER-HOTEL des Lys offers brightly decorated rooms with free Wi-Fi access and an LCD TV. It is 3 km from the Saint-Louis Royal Chapel and 20 km from Houdan. A wardrobe and a telephone are also included in the room..
Zi Nord, rue du Bas Buisson F - 28100 Dreux
The Stars Hotel Dreux is located in the heart of Normandy, in the town of Dreux, conveniently close to the Hall des Expositions and the Circuit Rally du Bois Guyon. The hotel offers attractively decorated rooms in a nautical style and feature TV Can..
7 Rue Des Livraindiaires F - 28100 Dreux
Lemon Hotel Dreux Chartres welcomes guests with comfortable and affordable rooms. It is located halfway between Chartres and Evreux. Its rooms come with a double bed and a bunk bed for one and a large sink. The shared showers and toilets are located..
19 rue de Sernarmont F - 28100 Dreux
A really lovely restaurant situated in a little street in the shopping district. Following on from the previous owners, the new chef - who arrived in 2013 - prepares good traditional fare. Dishes include marbled ox cheek and foie gras, asparagus riso..