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Culture and Heritage stay

Between the Cathedral and Maintenon Castle you'll find a panorama of the architectural treasures of the region

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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.

Your program

Guided tour of the cathedral

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...

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Chartres, Medieval city tour onboard tourist train (visit in two parts)

Chartres, Medieval city tour onboard 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...

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Lunch at the restaurant

Lunch at the restaurant

Menu suggestion (a common menu is required for all guests) :   Tomato leek tart
Or Poultry liver with Chartres sauce
Or seafood salad (mussel, shrimp, fresh parsley, olive oil) *** Duck sautéed in...

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International stained glass centre

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...

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Dinner at the hotel

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 *** Sautéed veal...

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Lights of Chartres - Self-guided tour

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...

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Half board accommodation in the town centre

Half board accommodation in the town centre

Your hotel is in the town centre, close to the pedestrianised shopping area.

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Hotel breakfast  buffet

Hotel breakfast buffet

Enjoy a breakfast buffet at your hotel :  tea, coffee, fruit juice, cereal, pastry...  Get an energetic start to your day.  

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Guided tour of the Maintenon Castle and its Gardens

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...

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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, breakfast buffet, 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 2020, except Sundays and public holidays (Maintenon castle closed Mondays - Lights of Chartres from 4th to October 10th).

The price does not include

Added charge for a single room (€36), transportation, transfers between the various places of visit as well as any personal expenses.