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Chartres Historic Preservation Area

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A Ustinov see, simply stunning.

We meandered through these streets in spring sunshine. It is simply beautiful. Quiet and dare I say it, picture perfect. This town is a must for anyone visiting the region. I love... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We meandered through these streets in spring sunshine. It is simply beautiful. Quiet and dare I say it, picture perfect. This town is a must for anyone visiting the region. I love this place and will definitely be going back.

Thank WiltshireWanderer12
Pattaya, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Beautiful cobblestoned streets take you around the beautiful Chartres historical area, quaint olde bridges, half-timbered houses, tasty eateries, fun bars and coffee shoppes. Many gorgeous photos ops at every time...and the pièce a resistance, the Chartres Cathedral.

Thank Larry M
Salt Spring Island, Canada
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35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The historic area in Chartres is very beautiful. The are trails you can take with audio guides for interpretation. This is a fabulous location for photography and museums. We have been trice, in December and in March. It was a bit cold in December, but the Christmas decorations made it worth it. This is an area where everything is closed... More 

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Laguna Woods, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is a medieval town with very narrow streets and old building with shutters on the windows. The river runs through the town with houses that have boats to be used on the very narrow river. In the evening there is a spectacular light show on the side of the cathedral. One can eat dinner on the patio of any... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

The historical quarters of Chartres are an absolute must-see if you visit the town. However, pay attention on where you step (lottttts of doggy pies out there)

Thank Tina B
Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 764 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Easy to find, just follow the tower of the Cathedral and the historic preservation area is right around it. It's very picturesque and pretty, lovely to walk around and there are many shops selling pictures of the local lanscape around.

Thank Tinde_K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We followed the "tourist trail" and saw the best of the medieval city. Not too strenuous, very photogenic, and perfect when the sun shone. the river scenes are so attractive.

Thank wrak
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Such a simple, lovely day trip from Paris! The Cathedral is, rightfully, famed and there is plenty to see and do without feeling overwhelmed. A beautiful, authentic medieval town.

Thank derrah15
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We loved wandering around historic Chartres. It is simply stunning (although a huge central bit near the town hall seems to be undergoing massive building work). We were there during Chartres en Lumiere so there were huge projectors set up for the light shows. It is very romantic and pretty.

Thank Andrew W
Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful and quite area with many old stone bridge on the river Eure Wonderful scenes for the houses on the water with ducks and flowers <3

Thank Oliver C

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