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Tower of Chartres Cathedral

Cloitre Notre-Dame, 28000, Chartres, France
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The roof tour of Chartres cathederale - fascinating experience tour from excellent guide

We were taken in a small group up one of the unfinished towers of the cathedral, along a balustrade... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jo T
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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
Stunning

This church just pops out of the ground as you leave the train station. It is beyond stunning both... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
sjmacdee
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Vero Beach, Florida
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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 1 week ago

We were taken in a small group up one of the unfinished towers of the cathedral, along a balustrade and into the bell tower of the West façade, from there we went into the interior of the main roof space above the Nave. We were...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

This church just pops out of the ground as you leave the train station. It is beyond stunning both form afar and up close. There is s a tour available by a Mr. Miller at 12:00 that is a must. He is a legend in...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Paid the 5.5 Euros and marched to the top on a day when fortunately very few , including my spouse, were doing so. It's a impressive view but as the cathedral is already on the top of a rise looking over three quarters of the...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Not to be missed this cathedral and worth the detour. Beautiful stained windows create a fantastic atmosphere

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Ten centuries old and still profoundly moving. The ILLUMINATIONS show we saw was outstanding! Quiet, peaceful, historic, enchanting to just gaze at those stained glass windows! Le bleu de Chartres...still knocks me out!

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Every afternoon at 14.45h there is a 90 minute tour in English with a guide and earphones. The cost is €10. Our guide was a Russian lady who was passionate about the cathedral and made her tour a very informative 2hrs. The cathedral, it's crypt...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 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.

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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

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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

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BillandPam_11
21 August 2016|
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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
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Lynndaisyf
12 April 2016|
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10 Euros.
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