A visit to the 112m-high Clocher Neuf (aka Tour Nord; North Tower) of the Cathédrale Notre Dame is worth the ticket price and the climb up the long spiral stairway (350 steps). Access is just behind the cathedral shop. A 70m-high platform on the lacy 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.

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Chartres Day Trip from Paris