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Chartres Cathedral

16 Cloitre Notre Dame, 28000, Chartres, France
+33 2 37 21 75 02
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This UNESCO World Heritage Site is known for its high-Gothic art and architectural style.
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16 Cloitre Notre Dame, 28000, Chartres, France
+33 2 37 21 75 02
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Reviewed yesterday

We had visited the cathedral many years ago and returned as we were staying nearby. Although undoubtedly splendid, we felt that the sheer volume of tourists in the middle of the afternoon detracted from the spirituality of the cathedral. I felt sorry for local people...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Unfortunately a bit 'touristic', but volunteers try to keep the spirit high. A place of intense significance for both pilgrims and visitors.

Thank AlbrechtPaul S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This, for me is the aposiosis of the finest synthesis in Gothic art and architectural splendour.the sculptures and stained glass are the best i have ever experienced. Recommend spending a whole day to get acquainted with this mighty edifice, because a hurried exposure guerrantees limited...More

Thank Eli B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you're in town then you probably came to see the cathedral. It is the highlight of the city. You must see the light show that is on every night after Dark. It is better to see Cathedral on this sunny day so you can...More

Thank NorthbrookB
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the great religious buildings of the world. Wonderfully imposing from outside, but inside is even better. Love the carvings, and on a good day you may hear the wonderful organ.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An amazing building perched on a ridge and allegedly the site of a pre-Christian druidical shrine. You can sate yourself with details of the history of the Cathedral and its design and content from Wikipedia and so I will just mention the son et lumiere...More

Thank Laurence M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This 12th century cathedral is awe-some. Literally my neck hurt from looking up at all the stained glass, innovative architecture, statues and yes, flying buttresses! Take the tour with Malcolm Miller - this 84 year old man is a walking Wikipedia of not only this...More

Thank NewYorkEliza
Reviewed 3 days ago

Do not miss the evening light show on the cathedral and other main buidlings it is a brilliant concept!

Thank RoversReview
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We we're short on time so we didn't but would have gotten more out of it. Personally I prefer the Notre Dame in Paris.

Thank Priscilla M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I've visited my fair share of European cathedrals but Chartres Cathedral is the most beautiful I've seen. Breath taking with so many glorious stain glass windows and carvings inside and out. Ornate yet beautiful. An architectural wonder. It's been renovated and is picturesque. A bucket...More

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20 May 2017|
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Response from Anne M | Property representative |
Admission to the Cathedral is open and free. There are tours in English at 12 Noon and 2:45pm which also includes the crypt. These tours cost 10€ and can be purchased in the gift shop right before the tour. Welcome!!
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Cheryl C
26 March 2017|
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Response from Anne M | Property representative |
Hello. You can get on Metro 4 at Odéon towards Montrouge and get off at Montparnasse. There are trains about every hour between Paris Montparnasse and Chartres. Hope that helps!
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