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...
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St Andrew's Collegiate Church, Chartres
St Andrew's Collegiate Church, Chartres
Now deconsecrated, this Romanesque...
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Musée de l'École
Musée de l'École
Teaching material and scholastic...
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Maison Picassiette
Maison Picassiette
This house was built and decorated...
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Jean-Moulin Monument
Jean-Moulin Monument
Jean-Moulin was the Prefect of...
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