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Tower of Chartres Cathedral

Cloitre Notre-Dame, 28000, Chartres, France
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The Tower is definitely seen from any point within the centre of Chartres. Lovely for photos and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Blown away

Absolute masterpiece, one of the finest cathedrals in Europe in general and France in particular... read more

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A destination for pilgrims for over a thousand years, the Cathedral of Chartres, located on the plain of Beauce, was severely damaged by a number of fires. The façade and one of the spires date from the 12th century, the second spire was built in the 16th century on a 12th century base while the nave and chancel go back to the 13th century. From the top of the Jehan de Beauce tower, visitors can enjoy superb views of the surrounding country and take a close-up look at the Cathedral’s Gothic architecture. Cathedral designated world heritage site by UNESCO. Open: > 2nd May to 31st August: from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. > 1st September to 30th April: from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Last admission 30 minutes before closing time. Closed: > Sunday mornings. > 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 7,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
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Cloitre Notre-Dame, 28000, Chartres, France

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Tower is definitely seen from any point within the centre of Chartres. Lovely for photos and very impressive

Thank TrishWarnz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolute masterpiece, one of the finest cathedrals in Europe in general and France in particular. Mind-boggling craftsmanship and beauty take my breath away. Enough said.

Thank Ariel857
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Chartres Cathedral is amazing, and so are the towers. Again to admire the architecture of so many centuries placed together at one place and that too in such a beautiful way, it is a wonder. Please go for the guided tour, although it is only...More

2  Thank SB2003
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Brittany. Once booked to spend the night we found out about the luminaries show which was amazing

Thank DJF1958
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Every minute in Chartres, after leaving the station (that is under repair) is a blissful pedestrian experience, punctuated by the great cathedral within the town, and its great towers. These "skyscrapers" by modern standards of construction height, are land marks making navigation in the town...More

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Strongly recommend the Cathedral and too the Old Town below... winding passages beside the stream. Very tranquil. A few bridges cross the stream making some spots perfect for fotos of the cathedral up high in the background, with subject in middle space and stream in...More

Thank trugrit01
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We visited in August of 2015 and it was a bit warm. Mostly we visited the Cathedral, took the small train ride, walked the town and visited shops, and ate at one of the excellent places immediately adjacent to the Cathedral. We enjoyed it enough...More

Thank clearairturbulance
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I arrived in Chartres expecting to spend 3 days wandering about in amazement. Nothing was a highlight. This cathedral took about 15 minutes to view. I spent more time walking the perimeter. I spent 1 day in Chartres and really regretted the wasted time when...More

Thank rob2269
Reviewed 11 March 2017

My favorite French Cathedral...ascend the 300 steps up the spiral staircase for a fantastic panoramic view of Chartres, take your time as its a steep, possible vertigo inducing trek...but worth it!! Downstairs, gaze at the beautiful stained glass, frescoes, sculpture and large pipe organ. The...More

1  Thank Larry M
Reviewed 16 February 2017

we decided to see the cathedral as we were so close to Chartres while we were visiting Paris, the town was very pretty and easy to park, right by the cathedral. It was an amazing experience, the architecture fabulous and the stained glass windows I...More

Thank Jules5520
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20 August 2016|
Response from lovemytraveling | Reviewed this property |
The ticket office is inside the cathedral. As far as I know, they don't sell tickets on line. There is not that much of a wait to go up. We went at the beginning of June and there was no one there. It is pretty steep climb... More
11 April 2016|
Response from SB2003 |
10 Euros.