Chartres Tourism

Chartres is the capital of Eure-et-Loir department. If you were to check the Chartres map, you’d find that it is located in the Centre-Val de Loire region in France.

It was an important town of the Carnutes back in 800s. In the middle ages, it was the principal town of Beauce. Later, it was taken over by the English until it was recovered in 1432. It was said that the French city suffered a lot during the Second World War.

The city of Chartres is most famous for his 12th Century cathedral, which still survives as the best known prototype of high-Gothic architecture. The city is also known for its museums and a scenic beauty of the river Eure.

Essential travel information and Chartres tips for your visit

  • Pack some sunblock just in case the weather gets really sunny.
  • Know the pollution level of Chartres before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 32.76 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Chartres

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.23 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.77 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 97.84 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 90.66 USD

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