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  1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Chartres Cathedral

Chartres Cathedral and Old Town: 6-Hour Tour from Paris

Product ID: 22175
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Your tour guide will escort you by train from Paris to the charming and historic village of Chartres. On this 6-hour excursion you’ll explore the old town and the Chartres Cathedral, as well as enjoying a lunch of local specialties.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Your guide will meet your group at your hotel
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the charming village of Chartres with a guide
  • Visit the oldest and largest cathedral in France
  • Enjoy local specialties at lunch
Full description
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chartres is a short 1-hour train ride from Paris. You’ll visit this historical treasure with your tour guide, explore the old town and see France’s oldest cathedral.

On your 6-hour tour of Chartres you’ll learn about its Celtic and Roman history, take in the granite walls that surround the city and visit the 12th-century cathedral that is the largest in France.

You’ll learn what it is that makes the legendary cathedral so rare. Your guide will tell you religious stories that are behind the events depicted throughout the cathedral in both stained glass and stone.

Your guide will also take you on a walk through the ancient old town, which was built into the hill leading to the Eure River. You’ll hear about the historical past of Chartres, when it was a village of mills.

At one of the old mills, overlooking the old town, you’ll enjoy a lunch featuring special local dishes and refreshments, before heading back to Paris on the train.
Includes
  • Exclusive tour guide (escorting you from Paris)
What’s Not Included
  • Train tickets
  • Entrance fees

From US$ 423.60 Per group up to 4

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Aeon Tours

Product ID: 22175