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Chartres Historic Preservation Area

Chartres, France
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Quiet and interesting

We stopped just to see the cathedral as we were passing on our way to the port. We liked Chartres... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
via mobile
Bike ride into town

We took a bike ride along a pebbled pathway from nearby campsite to Chartres old town. Pathway was... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Pip T
Lake District, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped just to see the cathedral as we were passing on our way to the port. We liked Chartres so much we think we will come back for a few days!

Thank paulgrootz
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We took a bike ride along a pebbled pathway from nearby campsite to Chartres old town. Pathway was a couple of miles and ideal for buggys/wheelchairs etc. The old town is beautiful and well worth a walk/ride around.

Thank Pip T
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Chartres is a lovely place but don't just stay round the cathedral - go down to the banks of the river Eure and follow the little lanes beside the river and enjoy the views of the numerous picturesque little bridges

Thank André l'Anglais
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

After dinner in the Cathedral area we decided to take a walk and found ourselves delighted at every turn, beautiful old houses, dilapidated old ruins, preserved old houses and some renovated old houses, all with their own charm. The river, a restful place to stand...More

Thank SueandJune
Reviewed 27 June 2017

It's probably important to note that we are photographers and thus our preferences are a bit different from the average vacationer. I'm also 70 and was beginning to get a bit tired of all the stairs, but it is worth it. We visited Chartres two...More

Thank clearairturbulance
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We parked on the east side of the Cathedral just outside the L'Eure river. The parking on this street under the trees 🌲 was free for 2 hours. Although, you have to get a ticket and place it on your dash inside your windshield. As...More

1  Thank Daniel O
Reviewed 17 June 2017

After our visit to the cathedral we followed the "Tourist Route" around the old medieval part of Chartres, complete with wooden timbered houses and cobbled streets, some very narrow. The walk along by the river was enjoyable.

Thank GoldiesSomerset
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We meandered through these streets in spring sunshine. It is simply beautiful. Quiet and dare I say it, picture perfect. This town is a must for anyone visiting the region. I love this place and will definitely be going back.

Thank WiltshireWanderer12
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Beautiful cobblestoned streets take you around the beautiful Chartres historical area, quaint olde bridges, half-timbered houses, tasty eateries, fun bars and coffee shoppes. Many gorgeous photos ops at every time...and the pièce a resistance, the Chartres Cathedral.

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The historic area in Chartres is very beautiful. The are trails you can take with audio guides for interpretation. This is a fabulous location for photography and museums. We have been trice, in December and in March. It was a bit cold in December, but...More

1  Thank WendyLou1
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21 June 2016|
Response from Patrick I | Reviewed this property |
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27 July 2015|
Response from Martha36222 |
The Cathedral is about a 15-20 minute walk. With the winding streets make sure you have a good map. Also you will soon see the spires of the Cathedral and can follow that too. The historic preservation area is past the... More