Things to see and do - Dreux
Unmissable tourist sites
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
Grande-Rue-Maurice-Viollette F - 28100 Dreux
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.
2 sq. d'Aumale F - 28100 Dreux
Originally built in 1816 by the widow of Philip Equality, then extended by Louis-Philippe, it pays tribute to the 19C by the quality of its architecture and the artists who contributed to its embellishment. Notice the five stained-glass windows by th..
Rue Maurice-Viollette F - 28100 Dreux
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.
12 Place Metezeau F - 28100 Dreux
Located in Dreux, in the heart of the old town, Hotel Le Beffroi is at the foot of the Belfry and in front of the Saint-Pierre Church. It offers rooms with LCD TV, free Wi-Fi and free parking for the first 2 hours. The train station is a 5-minute wal..
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..
7 rue Gabriel Moreau F - 28100 Dreux
Prix Prices from : 65 €
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..
19 r. Sénarmont 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..