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Chartres Cathedral

16 Cloitre Notre Dame, 28000, Chartres, France
+33 2 37 21 75 02
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This UNESCO World Heritage Site is known for its high-Gothic art and architectural style.
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16 Cloitre Notre Dame, 28000, Chartres, France
+33 2 37 21 75 02
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful cathedrals we saw on France. The amount of stained glass windows and the beautiful carving was amazing! This was worth the drive into Chartres. Also right next to cathedral was the best crepe restaurant and a bunch of fun shops....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Coming from Paris on a one-day visit to Chartres, we could not miss the cathedral. It is just impressive. Take your time to admire the stained glass artwork.

Thank Alfonso C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We speak 3 languages We offer the best services with a smile Open from 11h00 morning in till 12h00 midnight. Come and visit us you are welcome.

Thank Andre A
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very interesting for a visit. Definatly visit also at night as it has been light up very nice. It has something psychedelic :-)

Thank Mathias B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A truly beautiful example of gothic architecture and stunning stain glass windows that will take your breath away as you stand in awe. From the outside, it looks like a castle from a fairy tale, especially when coming over the hill with dramatic clouds in...More

Thank MReevesLawyer
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Notre Dame Cathedral in Chartres is a good example of how far men may go to impress God. Out of proportion to the size of the city, the Cathedral is imponent and beautiful. It makes you think of the challenges involved in its construction....More

Thank Tristao A
Anne M, Guide at Chartres Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review! The Cathedral is definitely an indication of the dedication to God the Chartrains had in the 12th and 13th centuries. With the survival of the relic of the Veil of Mary, the people took it as a sign and an...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Have wanted to visit the Cathedral ever since I purchased a CD of Saint-Saens Organ symphony No 3, with the organ played by the blind French organist and composer Gaston Litaize. The whole Cathedral is wonderfull, amazing how it survived WW11, but I understand all...More

Thank GoldiesSomerset
Anne M, Guide at Chartres Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your comments! The organ is impressive with 4611 pipes! It is used regularly for Mass celebrations and concerts. The 43rd International Organ Festival is being held here this summer with performances on Sundays at 5:15 pm from July 9-August 27,...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

It was a nice walk around and inside the cathedral in the morning. You can have a wide green view in the back of the cathedral. Very near to main shopping area in the townMore

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Anne M, Guide at Chartres Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

The Cathedral is open from 8:30 am-7:30 pm. There is a park located at the back which gives a nice view overlooking the town. It is a great spot to enjoy a sandwich before or after taking one of our tours offered in English at...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have the time and means it is worth the visit. The town of Chartres is beautiful, with a lot less of the crowds than in Paris (Notre Dame). They are currently in the process of cleaning/restoring the sculptures inside the building (as of...More

Thank Dan O
Anne M, Guide at Chartres Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Chartres is a beautiful town that provides a respite from the business of the crowds of Paris. It can be reached in just over an hour leaving from Gare Montparnasse. The ongoing restoration process is taking the Cathedral back to how it would have looked...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I organized a tour of Chartres Cathedral with Malcolm Miller, who has been doing these tours for many years. I found his email address on the internet and set it up privately for six of us. It did not disappoint! He began telling the story...More

Thank SGSOregon
Anne M, Guide at Chartres Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. In addition to private bookings, both Malcolm Miller (12 noon) and Anne Marie Woods (2:45 pm) give tours in English regularly. Anne Marie’s tour also includes the crypt! The Cathedral holds the largest collection of 12th and 13th century stained-glass...More

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What is the price of admission and should one purchase tickets in advance
20 May 2017|
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Response from Anne M | Property representative |
Admission to the Cathedral is open and free. There are tours in English at 12 Noon and 2:45pm which also includes the crypt. These tours cost 10€ and can be purchased in the gift shop right before the tour. Welcome!!
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Cheryl C
How would it get to chartes from 12 rue de Buci by public transportation
26 March 2017|
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Response from Anne M | Property representative |
Hello. You can get on Metro 4 at Odéon towards Montrouge and get off at Montparnasse. There are trains about every hour between Paris Montparnasse and Chartres. Hope that helps!
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