A walk to discover the city of Chartres

Chartres is located in the middle of the cornfields of Beauce at 1 h 15 from Paris. It is famous for its Cathedral.

Chartres is known for its magnificent cathedral that dominates the cereal plains in the center of the France. You have to see the cathedral but do not neglect the rest of the city you'd miss something. The historical center is very well preserved with a lot of pleasant pedestrian streets. The rivers that traverse the lower town have a lot of charm. If you're in the area you can make a detour to visit the city of Chartres you will not be disappointed.

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Duration: 3 h.

The cathedral of Chartres

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The cathedral of Chartres
'The Gothic cathedral of Chartres is a must see. The Cathedral was erected between the 12-13th century. Don''t miss the famous labyrinth on the floor of the Cathedral near the main entrance. '

The stained-glass windows

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The stained-glass windows
The Cathedral is famous for its stained glass windows (176).

Street of Changes

Street of Changes
The streets have kept their medieval names.

Salmon House

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Salmon House
This building today houses the tourist office. It owes its name to the sculptures that you see on the walls : a salmon, a Virgin, Saint-Michel... Magnificent architecture of the 16th century.

Staircase of the Queen Berthe

Staircase of the Queen Berthe
Splendid Tower half-timbered staircase dating from the 16th century.

The door Guillaume

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The door Guillaume
Vestige of the fortified gates of the city built in the 14th century. The door was destroyed by the German army on the night of 15 to 16 August 1944.

The Eure

The Eure
Very beautiful canals that traverse the lower town

A stream

A stream
The beauty of the canals of Chartres

The bridge of Minimes

The bridge of Minimes
It was the district of the tanners

The stairs

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The stairs
'Take a long stairs to go up towards the Cathedral and the Bishop''s Palace Gardens. '

'The gardens of the bishop''s palace'

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'The gardens of the bishop''s palace'
Beautiful view on the Cathedral and the surrounding countryside. Not to be missed. Great place to take a break.

The labyrinth

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The labyrinth
'You can also find the Museum of arts in the gardens of the Bishop''s Palace.'
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