Musée des Beaux-Arts
Chartres’ fine-arts museum, accessed via the gate next to Cathédrale Notre Dame's north portal, is in the former Palais Épiscopal...
The cathedral’s 110m-long crypt , a tombless Romanesque structure built in 1024 around a 9th-century predecessor, is the largest crypt...
The Cathédrale Notre Dame's 110m-long crypt , a tombless Romanesque structure built in 1024 around a 9th-century predecessor, is 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
Chartres' meticulously preserved old city is northeast and east of the cathedral along the narrow western channel of the River Eure, which is spanned by a number of footbridges. From rue Cardinal Pie, the stairway called Tertre St-Nicolas and rue Chantault - the latter lined with medieval houses - lead down to the empty shell of the 12th-century Collégiale St-André, a Romanesque collegiate church closed in 1791 and severely damaged in the early 19th century and again in 1944.