Chartres

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Chartres, you will be blown away Along the Eure river, some 90 kms away from Paris, set on the Beauce plain, is the nice city of Chartres. The city is particularly famous for the "bleu de chartres", the vivid blue colour of its cathedral world-known stained glass (...)

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Getting there You can get to Chartres from Maintenon, Nogent le rotrou and Epernon. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 00:59 1,289
From Le Mans 01:12 1,694
From Champagne 01:29 1,620
From Maintenon 00:09 744
From Nogent Le Rotrou 00:36 959
From Epernon 00:15 744
From Illiers Combray 00:24 744
From Rambouillet. 00:24 744
From Versailles 00:43 1,091


Getting around From Chartres, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Maintenon 00:22 744
To Illiers Combray 00:30 744
To Rambouillet. 00:57 744
To Champagne 02:07 1,612
To Epernon 02:56 744
To Nogent Le Rotrou 03:15 959
To Versailles 03:32 1,058
To Paris 03:46 1,256
To Le Mans 03:57 1,669

While you're there

Chartres, you will be blown away

Along the Eure river, some 90 kms away from Paris, set on the Beauce plain, is the nice city of Chartres. The city is particularly famous for the "bleu de chartres", the vivid blue colour of its cathedral world-known stained glass windows.

Architecture lovers will wow visiting Chartres’ cathedral. Dating back to the 12th and 13th century, this UNESCO listed masterpiece is a real gem. T

he ancient abbey St Peter still offers its church from the 11th and 13th centuries, and it is worth the detour. But there is a lot to do in this little town so you may be spoiled for choice. What about having a walk in the old centre to admire the half-timered houses? Or why don’t you stroll on the horticulture garden to see some rare species of plants?

You can also visit museums such as the one of school or the international centre of the stained glass window.

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  • "Train Travel"    
    Trains very nice - comfortable - air conditioning moderate - at times train felt too warm. My reservation did not specify Montparnasse for originating train station and had to run from Gard du Nord Station to Montparnasse to make train.  
  • "Well worth it!"    
    We traveled to Chartre and back to Paris. The train out was an older train and the seats were very uncomfortable, even for an hour trip. The traiin back was a newer train and the seats were very comfortable. Except for the seats on the outbound train, everything was great. We had no trouble even though we could not speak French.