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Tower of Chartres Cathedral

Cloitre Notre-Dame, 28000, Chartres, France
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After hectic Paris, Chartres is a relaxing, quiet experience, highlighted by the towers.

Every minute in Chartres, after leaving the station (that is under repair) is a blissful pedestrian... read more

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Christopher B
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Walk the walk, more beauty in Chartres

Strongly recommend the Cathedral and too the Old Town below... winding passages beside the stream... read more

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Cloitre Notre-Dame, 28000, Chartres, France

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Reviewed yesterday

Every minute in Chartres, after leaving the station (that is under repair) is a blissful pedestrian experience, punctuated by the great cathedral within the town, and its great towers. These "skyscrapers" by modern standards of construction height, are land marks making navigation in the town...More

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Strongly recommend the Cathedral and too the Old Town below... winding passages beside the stream. Very tranquil. A few bridges cross the stream making some spots perfect for fotos of the cathedral up high in the background, with subject in middle space and stream in...More

Thank trugrit01
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We visited in August of 2015 and it was a bit warm. Mostly we visited the Cathedral, took the small train ride, walked the town and visited shops, and ate at one of the excellent places immediately adjacent to the Cathedral. We enjoyed it enough...More

Thank clearairturbulance
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I arrived in Chartres expecting to spend 3 days wandering about in amazement. Nothing was a highlight. This cathedral took about 15 minutes to view. I spent more time walking the perimeter. I spent 1 day in Chartres and really regretted the wasted time when...More

Thank rob2269
Reviewed 12 March 2017

My favorite French Cathedral...ascend the 300 steps up the spiral staircase for a fantastic panoramic view of Chartres, take your time as its a steep, possible vertigo inducing trek...but worth it!! Downstairs, gaze at the beautiful stained glass, frescoes, sculpture and large pipe organ. The...More

1  Thank Larry M
Reviewed 16 February 2017

we decided to see the cathedral as we were so close to Chartres while we were visiting Paris, the town was very pretty and easy to park, right by the cathedral. It was an amazing experience, the architecture fabulous and the stained glass windows I...More

Thank Jules5520
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Take the plunge and climb the tower. There is a small charge, but it is worth it! There are two things they don't tell you; one is the ascension is done on 300 steps in a spiral that can affect you if you experience vertigo....More

1  Thank WendyLou1
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is a very historic cathedral. Both inside and outside are very beautiful. In the evening there are light shows on the side resembling stained glass windows. On the front the show has changing scenes with shadows of people climbing up and doing acrobatics similar...More

2  Thank kruemp
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Lets be honest, if it wasn't for this Cathedral nobody would ever visit Chartres. So if you've made the effort to visit this magnificent Cathedral then you would be remiss to pass on the opportunity to drag your bones to the top of the tower....More

1  Thank Simon J
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Wonderful, and it was made all the more meaningful with the tour to tell us what we were seeing! How to read stained glass windows, architecture from 1000 years ago, a million things that made me want to learn more.

Thank anita p
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How to buy tickets online?
21 August 2016|
Response from lovemytraveling | Reviewed this property |
The ticket office is inside the cathedral. As far as I know, they don't sell tickets on line. There is not that much of a wait to go up. We went at the beginning of June and there was no one there. It is pretty steep climb... More
What is the fee for Malcolm Miller public tour of Chartre?
12 April 2016|
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