City of chartres

TopicSciences and discovery
DepartureCHARTRES (28)

Chartres is a commune located in the Eure-et-Loir department, in the Centre region.

The cathedral


Notre-Dame of Chartres cathedral is one of the largest cathedral in France that is dedicated to the Virgin during the 12th and 13th centuries. It is listed world heritage by UNESCO since 1979.

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The medieval quarter


Chartres also has a charming medieval quarter with small streets, bridges and wash houses can be found along river Eure.

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Local specialties


During your stay in Chartres you will probably try the local specialties such as the Pâté of Chartres and the famous Poule-au-Pot.

But also:

  • The beer of Chartres
  • The cider of Perche
  • The Mentchikoffs
  • And the Proust Madeleine

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The 'Maison Picassiette'


The 'Maison Picassiette' is an example of Naive architecture made of mosaics and glass work held together with cement. It is located in Chartres.

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Down the river


Heading down the river by canoe is a great way to explore the Loire valley, the great place for 'châteaux'. The valley also has beautiful water mills, houses and also the fortified town of Bonneval.

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Air balloon trip


Discover Chartres from above, during an air balloon trip. You will have a great view on the Chartres cathedral, the castle and the Aqueduct of Maintenon.

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