What To Expect
Go on a private 1 day trip to Chartres city, a medieval city located 50 miles from Paris. Chartres is described by many as a perfect break away from Paris by reason of its peaceful environment and ambiance. The majority of residents of this city sleeps at 8 pm and is only awake due to activities catered for tourists such as the Chartres Light Show which features colorful light illuminated on the historical structures and principal buildings of the city.
This tour will be initiated with pickup from the hotels or apartments of the participants in Paris. A knowledgeable driver-guide will teach the tour participants about the history and facts about Chartres along the way.
The first destination of this tour is at the Cathedral of Chartres, also known as the Notre-Dame de Chartres. This medieval church has been around since the 12th century and is adored by most tourists due to its Gothic Style of architecture. Since 1979, the Cathedral of Chartres has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage. Among the many sights to see in this Cathedral are its 14th century stained glass windows (one of the oldest in the world), its 15th century astronomical clock, the Bishops Palace Garden, its impressive flying buttresses, and its expansive labyrinth (where one can perform a patterned meditation). Relics such as the Sainte Voile (Holy Veil said to have been used by the Virgin Mary during the birth of Jesus) is kept at this Cathedral.
Free time will be given to tour participants for lunch and to get to know the city more. Shops, restaurants, other historical sites can be visited by participants during this time.
After lunch, a walking tour led by the driver-guide will take the participants to the Collegiale Saint André or the International Institute of Stained-Glass Works, another historic site in Chartres. This church had been massively destroyed by a fire in 1134, leaving nothing but the crypt. Its reconstruction took very long as to having been finished in the mid 12th century. It now functions as an exhibition and cultural center. Being a terrace initially, the medieval garden in this church now serves as an attraction.
This tour will end with minibus transfers back to the hotel or apartments of the tourists in Paris.
Paris hotel transfers aboard a luxury airconditioned minibus
Services of an experienced driver-guide
Audio Guide inside Cathedral
Tips and gratuities
Children 2 years old and below are free of charge
Only paper vouchers will be accepted at the beginning of the tour
For hotel or residence pickup, every visitor must be staying at a hotel in Paris with postal code beginning with 75
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
1 hour and 30 minutes
4 hours and 30 minutes