Chartres, the capital of the Eure-et-Loir département in northern France, is located on the left bank of the Eure River, 97 km (60 miles) southwest of Paris. The spires of the Cathedral of Chartres are a landmark in the area. Chartres welcomes those who wish to see the beautiful countryside and French life outside of Paris.
- Chateau de Maintenon
- Musée des Beaux-Arts de Chartres
- Maison du Saumon
- See the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Enjoy the interactive exhibits at Le Compa (Conservatoir de l'Agriculture), a unique collection of agricultural tools and machines
- Visit La Maison Picassiette, famous for its colourful designs created from broken crockery
The average summer temperature is 24°C (75°F); the average winter temperature is 9°C (48°F). Rainfall is fairly even, but there is more precipitation during the winter. Summer also sees more sunshine than the other seasons, making it the perfect time to visit and wander the streets of this historic town.
Getting There & Around
Flights land at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. Visitors then take the Air France bus to Montparnasse, followed by the train to Chartres. Visitors in larger groups can arrange a shuttle pickup. If driving, take the A10 and A11.
In town, go to the visitor information center located near the cathedral to get maps and information. Visitors can walk virtually anywhere. Taxis are also available for those who choose to ride.
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8 hotels in Chartres
An elegant property, the Hotel Timhotel Chartres Cathedrale invites you to enjoy the well being of ancient times. GeneralThe Hotel Timhotel Chartres Cathedrale also offers flexible meeting rooms... More
Offering well-appointed spaces located close to the famous Chartres Cathedral, Mercure Chartres Cathedrale makes for an ideal retreat for tourists visiting sights in northern France. Aside from... More
Retaining the charm of an old beautiful house, this first class hotel with its elegant service and central location, will make your stay an unforgettable one in Charters. GeneralThe hotel offers... More
Assuring high standards of comfort and friendly atmosphere, this property is an ideal place for business as well as leisure travellers. GeneralFor your business needs, the hotel offers 5... More
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Whether your are travelling to Chartres for business or pleasure, the Comfort Hotel Chartres offers unsurpassed service and comfortable accommodation to make your stay a pleasant one. GeneralThe... More
Campanile Chartres welcomes travellers to comfortable accommodations in a central location in Chartres. Tourists should not miss stopping by the famous Notre-Dame de Chartres Cathedral and Maison... More
Kyriad Chartres is a value-for-money hotel offering easy accommodation and convenient access to local sights in Chartres. Patrons at this hotel can take pictures of mosaic artworks at Maison... More