Our team of professionals at the Tourist Office
We offer you their technical support to experience the French way of life! (guided tours, half-day or one day programs, itinerary ideas, hotel and restaurant bookings…) Discover our good deals in Chartres and its urban area!
We work especially with the guide Yuken TAKIGAURA, who is elected, many times, as best japan guide of the world by the tour operator JTB. His ability to relay his wisdom to his audience with simplicity is known of all. Trust him to give you key moments of our destination, from Chartres to Maintenon. Also, he’s connecting both cultures, Japanese and French, through his guided tours.
Do not miss in our destination!
Step by step, we lead you behind the scenes of the history to the first cathedral registered as UNESCO World Heritage to the secret love of Louis XIV with Madame de Maintenon.
- Admire the Chartres Cathedral: the emblematic Chartres Cathedral dominates the city. Discover the keys to this extraordinary masterpiece and UNESCO World Heritage Site with Yuken. Let yourself marvel at its proportions, that make it one of the most impressive cathedrals in all of France, and by its amazing series of 12th and 13th centuries stained-glass windows (the largest collection in the world). Then, take off to explore the bowels of the cathedral and the biggest existing medieval underground church.
- Discover the Maintenon Castle and its secrets: in 1674, Madame de Maintenon acquired this castle and its estate for a sum of 150 000 pounds. If she didn’t have a title at this time, only one year later, the Sun King gave her the title of Marquise and made her Madame de Maintenon. Learn more about this castle, which is her home, and its French gardens designed by Le Nôtre!
- Explore Chartres, a city of lights! It will bring stars in your eyes, and be a magical experience for everyone. The night concerts and light shows from April to October are a real crowd pleaser, with more than 20 enlightened sites in the city center.
Our current offers
Chartres, between magic and romanticism
Enjoy this offer for 56€ per person instead of 60€.
One-day program which includes a guided tours in Japanese of Chartres Cathedral, registered UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Maintenon Castel and its French gardens, home of the secret wife of the Sun King, Louis XIV.
*The price is based on a group of 20 people at least in weekday. It includes guided tours In Japanese of Chartres Cathedral and Maintenon Castle. This price doesn’t include the transportation and all personal spending. This program can be customized upon request.
Live a spellbinding moment with the “Enchanted Chartres light show”
Enjoy this offer for 96€ per person instead of 103€.
Evening program which includes a dinner in the center of Chartres followed by an exceptional guided tour in Japanese, the “Enchanted Chartres light show”. With your guide, discover more about Chartres Light Show but, that’s not all! With you, a French soprano singer, internationally recognized, offers you a performance that will not be forget! She will be a duet with some illuminated monuments. She has the support of the UNESCO’s national commission for her “enchanted monuments” concept”.
*The price is based on a group of 20 people at least in weekday. It includes dinner (with beverage and coffee) and the “enchanted Chartres light show” guided tour in Japanese. This price doesn’t the transportation and all personal spending. Validity period: from April, 4th to October, 10th 2020. This program can be customized upon request.
C’Chartres Tourism – Tourist Office of Chartres Urban Area
8, rue de la Poissonnerie - CS 10289
28008 Chartres Cedex - FRANCE
+33 (0)2 37 18 26 23