Chartres and Its Cathedral: 5-Hour Tour from Paris with Private Transport
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Chartres and Its Cathedral: 5-Hour Tour from Paris with Private Transport

5 h
Private
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About this activity
Your tour starts with pickup at your hotel in Paris for the 1-hour drive in a private vehicle to Chartres. Located about 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Paris, the town is best known for the Cathedral Notre-Dame de Chartres, one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in the world.
Ornamented with more than 4,000 sculptures, the cathedral has been an important destination for travelers since the 12th century; many pilgrims come to see its relic the Santa Camisa, said to be worn by Mary at the birth of Jesus, and others come to admire the 176 stained-glass windows that create a relatively dark but richly colored interior where light filters through the many narrative and symbolic panes.
The labyrinth, in the center of the nave, and the crypt beneath the cathedral are two other can't-miss features you'll see inside before heading outside to focus on the structure itself: its towers built in different styles, its facade with detailed sculptures and statues, the astronomical clock from the 15th century, the flying buttresses, the bishop's garden where you can enjoy a view over the old town, and the labyrinth garden from the 18th century.
After your visit of the cathedral with your private guide, you can enjoy a stroll around town before heading back to Paris, where your tour ends.
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Included
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Private driver
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not included
  • Food and drinks
Additional
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Features
Tourism
90%
Cultural
75%
Original
30%
Reviews
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5
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Aylwin L
5 | 2017-10-23

Lilith was very good. Excellent experience. The cathedral is a must see.

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Diana H.
5 | 2017-03-29

We had such a great experience! A nice drive from Paris to Chartres in a private car with our very knowledgeable guide who shared a lot about French culture and history around religion and society along the way. Once at Chartres we had a private discussion about the church and recent renovations and discoveries. No time to stop for lunch but we did stop for a coffee and chatted a bit more. Then a lovely drive back and he dropped us off at our next adventure we had booked since we were short on time, which was really nice. This was definitely worth the price and did not take all day to do.

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