Located 80 kilometres outside of Paris, Chartres Cathedral marks the high point of French Gothic art. A UNESCO world heritage site since 1979, the cathedral is one of the most authentic and complete works of religious architecture of the early 13th century. Enjoy our private tour to Chartres from Paris with a local expert. Visit one of the most stunning historical sites of France.
Firstly your driver and guide will pick you up at your hotel or place of choice in Paris. After that you will start your private drive to Centre-Val-de-Loire region. Once there you will visit the cathedral, the local market and the city of Chartres with your private guide.
Our proposal of tour has a duration of 4 hours, but this is adjustable to your personal interest.
Points of Interests and Landmarks
The cathedral of Chartres was one of the most popular destination of a pilgrimage dedicated to the Virgin Mary in all medieval Western Christianity. This architectural gem started being built in 1145, and it was then reconstructed over a 26-year period after the fire of 1194. The UNESCO declared Chartres Cathedral a world heritage site, remarking ¨The outstanding stained-glass ensemble, monumental statuary of the 12th and 13th centuries and the painted decorations miraculously preserved from the ravages of humankind and time, make Chartres one of the most admirable and the best-preserved examples of Gothic art¨.
You will also have time to visit the city of Chartres, capital of the department. You will walk its streets, sightsee the wooden houses and other churches that the city hosts.
During your private tour to Chartres from Paris you will visit the Cathedral with your private guide and driver. Our guides are licensed, expert in french culture and history. All our tours are tailor made. Get in touch with us for a personalised experience.