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If you want to find the best accommodation in the beautiful cathedral city of Chartes, we can help you find the perfect hotel to suit any budget and taste. Stay in the historic centre in walking distance of the famous cathedral or find a hotel room in a more peaceful part of the city by using our website. This clearly shows the location of each hotel on a map along with clear photographs and honest customer reviews. The picturesque old town is a great place to stay but the rest of the city offers great hotel accommodation, too.

What's Chartres Like?

Chartres is one of France's oldest and most beautiful cities. The city's biggest attraction is Chartres Cathedral, which has spectacular, vivid blue stained glass windows, two Gothic steeples and holy relics that include the Sainte Voile or Holy Veil. Take a self-guided English audio tour and don't miss the wonderful light show that illuminates the cathedral each evening. Explore by taking the little white tourist train, Le petit Chart'Train, from outside the cathedral. Alternatively, stroll across the ancient footbridges over the sparkling River Eure, take a river cruise from the Little Venice area of Parc des Bords de l'Eure or visit the Musee des Beaux-Arts or L'Apostrophe Mediatheque library. If sightseeing gets too much, relax under the trees in the beautiful Cbs St Jean Park or experience traditional French cuisine in your Chartres hotel restaurant or one of the many bistros and cafes in the city.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Chartres

Chartres is only sixty miles from Paris but life moves at a slower pace than the capital and to get the most of your stay, it is a good idea to switch yourself over to 'Chartres time.' This means regular mealtimes; try and visit a shop or local attraction at 1 pm and you may be disappointed to find it shut, as the people of Chartres like to devote several hours to lunch. Try to visit attractions and do your shopping in the morning or after 3 pm. Don't delay lunch as Chartres restaurants do not usually serve a 'late lunch' after 3 pm and you will need to wait until dinnertime. If you don't want to spend too long eating lunch, perhaps relax in your Chartres hotel room during the mid-day hours and continue sightseeing refreshed in the early evening. The French still observe Sunday closing very strictly so many shops and tourist attractions are shut on Sundays, although Chartres Cathedral is open every day. Find the right place to stay at Hotels.com today.