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Light and perfume capital

In the heart of "cosmetic Valley" and a stone’s throw from Paris, Chartres mixes culture, art and lifestyle effortlessly, from its Cathedral to the tiny streets made for strolling. The variety of museums and "savoir faire" of its craftsmen will awaken visitors’ curiosity, while the excellent events on offer will make for an unforgettable stay.

Medieval splendours and stained glass:

Notre-Dame Cathedral: UNESCO world heritage site.
The medieval town: half-timbered houses, old stone bridges and wash houses, churches…
The International Stained Glass Centre.

Artistic sites:

Fine Art Museum: the Vlaminck Collection.
The Agriculture Conservatory: France’s largest argriculture museum.
Picassiette House (Mosaic House): entirely decorated in pieces of broken coockery!

All year long plenty of events including:

The Water Festival (June): Torch light procession on the Eure River, shows and concerts…
"Summer Evenings" in Chartres: Free summer festival in July and August.
Festival of light - September: Light display and shows in town.
"Artisanales de Chartres" (Craft fair): Renowned National event - October.
"Chartres en Plein Chant" (Music festival): A celebration of vocal music - December.

Chartres Convention and Visitors Bureau
Place de la Cathédrale
28000 Chartres

Tel. : +33
Fax : +33

Email :

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Contact :
Agnès Le Maître
Tel. : +33 2 37 18 26 21