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
60 minutes
St Peter's Church of Chartres
St Peter's Church of Chartres
This is the Gothic Church from the old
15 minutes
Musée de l'École
Musée de l'École
Teaching material and scholastic
60 minutes
Maison Picassiette
Maison Picassiette
This house was built and decorated by a
30 minutes
International Stained-Glass Centre
International Stained-Glass Centre
Loëns' grange à dîme (tithe barn) has
60 minutes
Fine Arts Museum
Fine Arts Museum
Housed in the old bishop's palace, the
60 minutes