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
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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Jean-Moulin Monument
Jean-Moulin Monument
Jean-Moulin was the Prefect of Chartres
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Footbridge over the Eure, Chartres
Footbridge over the Eure, Chartres
Near St Andrew's Church, this provides
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Quais de l'Eure
Quais de l'Eure
In old Chartres, along the River Eure
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Place du Cygne
Place du Cygne
This is a widened tree-lined street
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