Le Cloître Gourmand

Top choice french in Chartres

Entered from rue du Cardinal Pie, this 17th-century townhouse framed by duck-egg-blue shutters has timber-panelled walls, beamed ceilings and up-close views of the cathedral's north portal. Book at least a week ahead in high season to dine on dishes like smoked pigeon with fir oil, roast salmon with dandelion-root foam and dark-chocolate ganache with hazelnut dust.