A visit of two days to discover all the riches of architecture from the Middle Ages, at the cathedral and in the historic districts. The art of stained glass will also be explained and you'll find out why Chartres is considered worldwide as the capital of stained glass. Your stay will continue with the illuminated sites of Chartres light show. Finally, visit the Maintenon Castle and dive into the grand history of France.
Guided tour of the cathedral
The emblematic monument of Chartres, Notre-Dame Cathedral dominates the city. It is an exceptional World Heritage masterpiece, recognised by UNESCO, where you will discover the keys to local and national history. Its...Read more
Chartres, Medieval city by tourist train (visit in two parts)
Discover the historic districts in complete serenity and without tiring yourself. Let yourself be humorously told the history of the city during a pleasant journey. From the old town (upper town) to the banks of the...Read more
Lunch at the restaurant
Menu suggestion (a common menu is required for all guests) : Cold terrine of fresh goat cheese from Beauce and three coloured peppers Or seafood quiche scented with paprika on a bed of green leavesRead more
International stained glass centre
Just 50 metres from the cathedral, this unique centre, located in the former Tithe Barn (used to store salt), a 13th century listed building, was founded in 1980. It exhibits the secrets of stained glass, an art that...Read more
Dinner at the hotel
Menu suggestion (a common menu is required for all guests) : Quiche Lorraine or goat cheese salad or home-made seasonal soup or the gardener's dish or home-made terrine and condiments ***Read more
Lights of Chartres - Self-guided tour
Spend a magical evening discovering the main monuments of Chartres, beautifully illuminated, as you wind through the city’s streets, alleys and squares. As you walk, you will discover the city like you’ve never seen...Read more
Half board accommodation in the town centre
Your hotel is in the town centre, close to the pedestrianised shopping area.Read more
Guided tour of the Maintenon Castle and its Gardens
Dive into the history of the fantastic ascent of Françoise d’Aubigné, who would become Madame de Maintenon as the wife of the Sun King (Louis XIV). She is responsible for the fame of this modestly-sized château whose...Read more
The price includes
Guided tour of the cathedral, lunch on day 1 including beverages, guided tour of the city on board the tourist train, guided tour at the International Stained-Glass Centre, dinner on day 1 including beverages, continental breakfast on day 2, entrance and guided tour of the Maintenon Castle, accommodation in a 3*** hotel in the centre of Chartres based on a double occupancy.
Driver's accommodation and meals offered.
Program valid every day from Febuary to November, except Sundays and public holidays (Maintenon castle closed Mondays).
The price does not include
Added charge for a single room (€36), Added charge for buffet breakfast (€5), transport, transfers between the various places of visit as well as any personal expenses.
You'll like ...
- As dusk falls - the monuments of Chartres light show.
- The remarkably furnished Maintenon Castle and its French gardens.
- The art of stained glass.