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Address: 16 cloitre Notre-Dame, 28000, Chartres, France
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+33 2 37 21 75 02
08:30 - 19:30
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This UNESCO World Heritage Site is known for its high-Gothic art and...

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is known for its high-Gothic art and architectural style.

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Chartres Old Town and Cathedral Tour from Paris
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Beautiful cathedral

We spent several hours in the cathedral. It is beautiful and interesting. Make sure to take a tour, buy a guidebook or read about the cathedral's history before you go. Take in... read more

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Richland, WA
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent several hours in the cathedral. It is beautiful and interesting. Make sure to take a tour, buy a guidebook or read about the cathedral's history before you go. Take in all the details of the architecture and the stained glass. We highly recommend.

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Orange County, California
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Notre Dame of Chartres. Beautiful stained glass. Restoration in progress. Enjoyed the night light show on 3 sides and in the garden and nearby museum.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was meant to be a short day trip but we decided to extend by staying overnight. Chartres is a quaint town with lots to do. Many sights that would keep you occupied at least for a day or so especially not to be missed is the light show from April to October which runs into the early hours of... More 

Thank RazdanJ
Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most beautiful cathedrals in France. Very moving and must see. Beautiful inside. Stunning!

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a guided tour or the cathedral and it was simply Devine. The guide really brought out the best of it and gave the audience a key in which any church can be read. This combined with the fact that it's the only place where the heads of the statues have not been ruined. That it is the only... More 

Thank Adina B
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The first time we came here the interior was dark and grimy but they have spent a fortune on cleaning it up and restoring it (a process that is ongoing) and the difference is amazing. It really is one of the biggest Cathedrals I have ever seen and the cleaned-up artwork and stained glass is very impressive. From Easter to... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on Good Friday, the place still felt peaceful even though it was busy. Beautiful architecture and stunning windows. Highly recommend.

Thank WiltshireWanderer12
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Must be larger than St Paul's In London. Beautiful stained glass and well preserved.Naturally like most old churches, many parts do need repair. Was not hassled for money at the door and although there was a church service at the time, the small group had relegated themselves to a side corder of the church. It's a bit sad to see... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not too long a journey from Gare Montparnasse. I arrived at Chartres Station and it was …under renovation! Chartres is not a large city and so it wasn’t more than a few minutes before I was in the core area. The Cathedral spires were in evidence and a large ‘CHARTRES’ sign dominated a civic square. Well, I was in the... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a long planned vacation. Long before the range of calendar dates suitable for indicating the time of my visit or when my visit took place this vacation happened or took place many years ago. I planned all parts of it. As a much younger man who was determined to visit certain places away from Paris I traveled to... More 

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