Cathédrale Notre Dame
One of the crowning architectural achievements of Western civilisation, the 130m-long Cathédrale Notre Dame de Chartres was built in the...
Its location slap-bang opposite the cathedral ensures this traditional brasserie and salon de thé – one of the oldest in Chartres – is...
Lonely Planet review
A visit to the 112m-high Clocher Neuf , which is also known as the Tour Nord (North Tower), is worth the ticket price and steep climb up the spiral stairway. Access is just behind the cathedral bookshop. A 70m-high platform on the flamboyant Gothic spire, built from 1507 to 1513 by Jehan de Beauce after an earlier wooden spire burned down, affords superb views of the three-tiered flying buttresses and the 19th-century copper roof, turned green by verdigris.