Chartres: The City

Chartres is a lovely town to visit. Besides the cathedral, iIt has lots of options and price-points for lodging, a great variety of restaurants and many fun and interesting things to do. I would definitely recommend staying more than one day!

Getting to Chartres
Some of Jill’s favorite things to do in Chartres. (pdf)
The Tourist Office 
The tourist office is one block to the south of the cathedral in the Maison du Saumon, a historic building in town with timber beams.
The staff is helpful. Ask for what you want. There is usually someone who can help you in English.

8 rue de la Poissonnerie 28000 Chartres Telephone: +33(0)237182626 Telephone when calling from France: 02 37 18 26

Telephone from the US: 011 33 2 37 18 26 26; Fax from US: 011 33 2 37 21 51 91
Telephone from other countries: + 33 2 37 18 26 26; Fax from other countries: + 33 2 37 21 51 91
Website in English,French, Dutch, and German
Email the tourist office
Interactive visit for your smart phone or tablet (iPad, etc.)

Hours: The Chartres Tourist Office is open 7 days a week, all year round (except January 1 and December 25)
From 27th April 2015 to 27th September 2015: Monday to Saturday: 9.30am to 6.30pm. Sundays and Bank Holidays: 9.30am to 5.30pm
From 28th September 2015 to 24th April 2016: Monday to Saturday: to, Sundays and Bank Holidays*: to

Services include: Hotel reservation, rental service for apartments, ticket reservation service (concerts, cultural events, etc.), guided and self-guided tours, city maps, and general information. There are also posters and books about Chartres on sale.

Guide from the Tourist Office

Guide from the Tourist Office in Chartres

More practical information for pilgrims to Chartres

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