Eure-et-Loir
Chartres
Highly recommended
Chartres The Essential
Highly recommended
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.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Chartres
Cathedral
Cathedral
4,000 sculpted people, 5,000 in the
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St Peter's Church of Chartres
St Peter's Church of Chartres
This is the Gothic Church from the old
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Musée de l'École
Musée de l'École
Teaching material and scholastic
1:00
Maison Picassiette
Maison Picassiette
This house was built and decorated by a
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International Stained-Glass Centre
International Stained-Glass Centre
Loëns' grange à dîme (tithe barn) has
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Fine Arts Museum
Fine Arts Museum
Housed in the old bishop's palace, the
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