Chartres Cathedral

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  • Address: 16 Cloitre Notre Dame, 28000 Chartres, France
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 07:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +33-237215908
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Chartres Cathedral - Review

They say this is one of the greatest achievements in the history of architecture. This exquisitely resolved building has housed the tunic (Sancta Camisia) of the Blessed Virgin Mary since the ninth century period - making it a leading pilgrimage center. It is a triumph of Gothic architecture. The highlights of this church are as follows:

  •  The two flying buttresses
  •  The mismatched West spires
  •  The rose windows and the nine incredibly ornate Portals
  •  A magnificent choir screen
  •  A 16th-century agriculture clock
  •  The labyrinth
  •  The beautiful stained glass windows
  •  The 105m bell tower, is that tallest still standing Romanesque steeple in the world

You can also climb the 350 steps stairs north tower, for a fee, but the view is totally worth it; access is from behind at the Cathedral  bookshop.

You may also enter the cathedral crypt for a fee but tours are guided only.

Chartres Cathedral Ticket Prices

  • Three euros to enter the crypt.
  •  €7.5 to enter the north tower.
  • Entry is free.

Chartres Cathedral Opening and Closing Hours

  •  The tower closes at 5:30 PM.
  •  Visits to the crypt are by guided tour only; the crypt is closed on Sundays and holidays.
  •  The labyrinth is open only on Fridays.

How To reach Chartres Cathedral by Public Transport

  • Get to there on foot.

Restaurants Near Chartres Cathedral

  • Le Parvis
  • Creperie La Picoterie
  • La Vieille Maison

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  • 95% of people who visit Chartres include Chartres Cathedral in their plan

  • 53.91% of people start their Chartres Cathedral visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Chartres Cathedral

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73.02% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chartres Cathedral

People normally club together Eglise St-aignan and L 'esprit Du Parfum while planning their visit to Chartres Cathedral.

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Chartres Cathedral, Chartres Reviews

  • An amazing visit. Chartres is such a beautiful city. The cathedral is one of carefully executed works which depict the awesome powers of creativity. Each touch of man on this edifice is meticulously laid out. From interior to exterior this cathedral is soon amazing. The crypt was a bit cold because I visited in spring but maybe it could b warm in winter. It has also many amazing things to see. The entry and guided tour of the crypt is not free. But just a small fee.

  • Beautiful Cathedral. Oldest original stained glass windows among the Cathedrals in France! During World War II many churches and cathedrals had their stained glass (and more) destroyed. The cathedral is currently undergoing an interior restoration. It's interesting to see the work in progress, the before and after, side by side. Access is currently a bit difficult by car. We had to park at the bottom of the hill and walk up the now pedestrian roads. We parked at St. Pierre Church, also under restoration, and walked uphill.

  • This is truly a stunning cathedral. After a while, all the churches in Europe start to blend together, but the stained glass on this one sets it apart. We enjoyed a guided tour and explanation of the building and grounds from a historian of the cathedral who’s worked there for decades. Do yourself a favor and schedule a tour as well before coming down!

  • A fantastic building. Very worth the time to visit. Just park farther away and walk up to it as driving in the small mideval streets sucks.

  • I cannot express enough how majestic this cathedral is. If you have love or interest in gothic architecture, do yourself a favor and go.

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