Pub in Chartres

L'Académie de la Bière

One of the liveliest places in Chartres of an evening is this fabulous pub. It takes its beer seriously (nine rotate on the taps, with more than 150 by the bottle) and also serves a wide range of whiskies and rums. …
Cafe in Fontainebleau

Le Grand Café

In a dress-circle position on place Napoléon Bonaparte, this true-to-its-name cafe offers some of Fontainebleau's best people-watching from the huge terrace over a coffee, beer, wine or cocktail. Inside it spreads o…
Bar in Chartres


On a steep corner near its namesake staircase in Chartres’ hilly old city, this deceptively large, very local spot has a wonderful terrace. Look out for live jazz performances.