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Chartres , France
Cathédrale Notre Dame de Chartres
guided tour adult/7-18yr €2.70/2.10
Opening hours
tours 11am Mon-Sat & 2.15pm, 3.15pm, 4.30pm & 5.15pm daily late Jun-late Sep, 11am Mon-Sat & 2.15pm, 3.15pm & 4.30pm daily Apr-late Jun & late Sep-Oct, 11am Mon-Sat & 4.15pm Nov-Mar
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The Cathédrale Notre Dame's 110m-long crypt , a tombless Romanesque structure built in 1024 around a 9th-century predecessor, is the largest crypt in France. Guided tours in French (with written English translation) lasting 30 minutes are available year-round. Guided tours of the crypt from April to October depart from La Crypte (Tel: 02 37 21 56 33; 18 Cloître Notre Dame; Apr-Oct), the cathedral-run souvenir shop to the south-east. From November to March, tours depart from the gift shop inside the cathedral under the North Tower.