Things to do in Chartres

New to Chartres? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

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Start with the Top Sights in Chartres

If you're in Chartres to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Chartres Cathedral

⭐️ 4.7 (14834)

Parc des Bords de L'Eure

⭐️ 4.4 (1781)

Maison Picassiette

⭐️ 4.4 (1537)

Église Saint-Pierre

⭐️ 4.3 (452)

Old Chartres Fortifications

⭐️ 4.4 (447)

Conservatoire de l'Agriculture - Le Compa

⭐️ 4.3 (291)

Les Fresques de Bel Air

⭐️ 4.1 (277)

Église catholique Saint-Aignan

⭐️ 4.5 (226)

Museum of Fine Arts in Chartres

⭐️ 4.0 (136)


⭐️ 4.9 (8)

Labyrinth de Chartres

⭐️ 0.0 (0)

The top affordable restaurants in Chartres

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Chartres city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

Café Bleu

⭐️ 4.4 (1435)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant Pizzeria "La Passacaille"

⭐️ 4.3 (1412)

Price Range: $$

Café Serpente

⭐️ 4.3 (1364)

Price Range: $$

Brasserie L'AnneXe

⭐️ 4.2 (1264)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.6 (967)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant L' Amphitryon | Hôtel Le Bœuf Couronné- Chartres |

⭐️ 4.4 (751)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.5 (724)

Price Range: $$

Le Shalimar chartres

⭐️ 4.3 (631)

Price Range: $$

La Table de Julie

⭐️ 4.6 (626)

Price Range: $$

Le Moulin de Ponceau

⭐️ 4.6 (624)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant L'Estocade

⭐️ 4.5 (472)

Price Range: $$

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Chartres

These are curated, high quality experiences in Chartres hosted by locals!

Paris' Best Kept Secrets Night Tour

Discover the banks of the Eure between city and nature

End your night in some of the best bars in Chartres

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Chartres, curated exclusively for you.

La Petite Venise - La Guinguette de Chartres

⭐️ 4.4 (967)

Price Range: $$

La Cour Brasserie Chartres

⭐️ 4.4 (477)

Price Range: $$

Le Madrigal Chartres

⭐️ 4.5 (375)

Price Range: $$

Le Jungle Café

⭐️ 4.2 (343)

Price Range: $$

Le bardepoch'

⭐️ 4.7 (339)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4 (293)

Price Range: $$

Le Welcome

⭐️ 4.4 (283)

Price Range: $$

Le Rustic

⭐️ 4.4 (214)

Price Range: $$

Factory lounge bar cocktail billard

⭐️ 4.7 (165)

Price Range: $$

Le Christie's Bar | Hôtel Le Boeuf Couronné-Chartres |

⭐️ 4.5 (145)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.4 (118)

Pick from the best places to stay in Chartres

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Chartres you've come to the right place.

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Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Chartres?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.

Les Feuillantines

⭐️ 4.5 (464)

Price Range: $$$

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Admire the stunning Gothic-style architecture of Chartres Cathedral.
  2. Take a stroll through the cobbled streets of Chartres Old Town.
  3. Visit the famous Centre International du Vitrail glass studio to see how ancient stained-glass windows are restored by modern craftsmen.

The city of Chartres is best visited in the change of season, during spring and autumn. The climate is at its best during these times; pleasantly warm during the days, and cool and comfortable during the nights. In addition, during these months the area experiences minimal rain, allowing for a visit to Chartres to be most enjoyable.

Visiting Chartres, France is an ideal way to get the full experience of its rich culture and many attractions. Two days is the perfect amount of time to explore its churches and monuments as well as its countless shops, cafes and restaurants. An extra day could be added for excursions to the beautiful countryside surrounding the city.

Chartres, France is a great place to explore with a variety of travel options. Public transportation such as buses, trams and commuter trains are available, providing convenient access to the various attractions. For those hoping to be independent, car and bicycle rental options give the traveller the freedom to explore the city on their own time and schedule. Walking is also a great alternative and often the best way to discover the hidden gems the city has to offer.

Chartres offers plenty of exciting activities for children. For a unique experience, a visit to the Chartres Cathedral is a worthwhile addition to any itinerary, as it's renowned for its lavishly decorated interior and intricate art sculptures. Other noteworthy places in town include the Breton Puppet Museum and the House of Magic, both of which offer plenty of informative and entertaining interactive experiences. Additionally, the famed city park, Parc du Petit Prince, provides an ideal spot for children of all ages to take some time out and simply enjoy themselves.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Chartres. To start off we'd have to mention Le Christie's Bar | Hôtel Le Boeuf Couronné-Chartres |, Factory lounge bar cocktail billard, Le Welcome. Check out our page on the best bars in Chartres.

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