Chartres Cathedral

Duration: 5 h 00

Availability: Everyday 8:00 8:15 8:30 13:30 13:45 14:00

Category: Guided tour, Half Day, A Day from Paris



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Your half-day, private Chartres tour.

  • Pick-up
  • Drop-off
  • Tour lasts 5 hours
  • Private deluxe air-conditioned vehicle

Your "in-house" Driver-Guide will pick you up at your hotel, or your apartment. He will take you to Chartres, driving you in a private deluxe air-conditioned vehicle. It is your Tour, totally custom-made to fit your desires: YOUR way, and nobody else's.

Chartres Cathedral, also known as Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres, is a medieval cathedral situated about 50 miles southwest of Paris. A spectacular architectural wonder; as well as one of the most spiritually holy places in the world, rich in history and esoteric secrets. Exceptionally preserved, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres is a monument of religious art, and a model for great Gothic cathedrals. Even before the construction of its Cathedral, Chartres was a pilgrimage site, where Druids used to worship Mother Earth. Built between 1194 and 1250, the Cathedral still houses the Sancta Camisa, a tunic said to have been worn by Virgin Mary at Christ's birth. Still according to the legend, King Charlemagne himself gave it to The Church!

The elegance of the exterior does not fully prepare you for the magnificence that is lying within. Classified as part of the World Heritage by UNESCO, its truly spectacular multi-colored stain-glass windows and the natural light create breathtaking effects; dating from the 12th and 13th centuries, it is one of the most important collections of stain-glass windows in the world! On the stone floor of the Cathedral you can still see the ancient labyrinth (1205), walked by monks in deep contemplation. The spacious nave is the widest in France and stands 121 feet high, but the real wonder lies beneath the floor: The Crypt, being the vastest underground church from the middle Ages!

Once you have finished exploring the secrets of Chartres, your "in-house" Driver-Guide will be waiting for you, driving you back safely to your hotel, or apartment.