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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“stained glass” (211 reviews)
“light show” (115 reviews)
“day trip” (84 reviews)
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16 Cloitre Notre Dame, 28000, Chartres, France
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+33 2 37 21 75 02
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"stained glass"
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"day trip"
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"gare montparnasse"
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"gothic architecture"
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"restoration work"
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"guided tour"
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"rose windows"
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"taking place"
in 14 reviews
"train station"
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"worth the trip"
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"flying buttresses"
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"under renovation"
in 17 reviews
"take your time"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The cathedral is immense and unusual for its sloping floor up to the alter. Well worth a visit but unfortunately we arrived in the middle of a heatwave and sightseeing was rather draining. Really pleased we made the effort though. Now, the car park..... Underground...More

Thank djr39
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had visited this cathedral 40 years ago with a friend before the restoration began. It was magical then and it is magical now. It was the last place my husband and I visited before we started home after a month in Europe. Everybody talks...More

Thank Carol H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Chartres en Lumieres is well worth a stay in the evening to see. A little train is available to see the several light up buildings all over town.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This cathedral has exquisite stained glass! Book a private tour of you really want to learn about the history held in this jewel. Bring binoculars and plan to stay a while. It can be a moving experience to gaze at the windows and understand that...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Thoughwe were a bit disappoint the city of Chartres we were delighted by it's magnificent cathedral and its stainglass windows. Worth the detour!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here on Tuesday evening, 7th August, 2018, after a delicious meal of crepes at the Trois Lys restaurant. Personally, I was shattered and was just wishing we could get back to the house. How glad am I that we didn't. The light and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great disappointment. The maze was blocked. The tower was closed. This was our second visit. The only highlight was the light show. Probably the best of all the catherdral light shows.

Thank durtravel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time I've seen the restored I eternal walls. A shock if you've spent your life seeing it under grime. Some don't like it, but I did, and it's believed to be an accurate restoration.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful cathedral free of charge, currently being restored so that you can see the contrast between old and new beautifully

Thank Lena R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been before, but my 14 year old daughter and I bought the audio guides and I learnt a whole lot more about this architectural gem! However, what you MUST (I shout again MUST) do is attend the the city light show if you're in...More

Thank Becky P
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kanjer2015
27 June 2018|
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Response from bronaldsfr | Reviewed this property |
Hi From easter untill the end of october it will be at noon and 2:45pm ( not on Sundays) No need to book Maybe it will take 1:30 to do it.
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5 May 2018|
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Response from Anne M | Property representative |
Hello! As long as you keep the backpacks with you, there should be no problem!
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