Gastronomy in Chartres

Even if you're not staying at lavish hotel Le Grand Monarque, its refined Georges restaurant is worth seeking out for its Michelin-starred multicourse menus and mains such as ginger-marinated salmon with pickled veggies and crustacean bouillon, or blackberry-marinated roast lamb with chestnut purée and green beans. Desserts (confit of grapefruit with Campari gelato, for instance) are inspired.