From fairytale cobbled streets and captivating architecture to candlelit restaurants and inviting riverside walks, Chartres has a lot of romance to offer. Full of charm and friendly locals, quintessential Chartres is a truly seductive city for lovebirds. Spend your day ambling through the streets of Chartres and taking in all the sights. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to picking one of the many exceptional eateries or restaurants to dine in! What happens next is up to you.
With its majestic cathedral and an abundance of old stones, half-timbered houses, bridges and medieval wash houses in the lower part of town, Chartres is a melting pot of culture. Explore the town centre on a lovely walk, hand in hand, and immerse yourself in the history and traditions of the iconic French city. You can discover a huge range of romantic streets as you wander towards the Porte Guillaume, down "Rue des Ecuyers" and down the mounds, followed by a little shopping session in the stores of the Rue de la Pie. Stop at the Place Billard, walk along the banks of river Eure, and finish with a visit of Notre-Dame de Chartres Cathedral! Don't miss going up the cathedral's towers for a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and a close up of the incredible metal frame of the building.
Dinner by the river Eure
Are you a foodie? Is your lover a foodie? If the answer is yes and yes, then your candlelit dinner date won’t get much better than at Le Moulin de Ponceau, a former mill transformed into a fantastic gastronomic restaurant. With elegant, refined French cuisine, precise attention to detail and exceptional service, this fine dining restaurant aims for a top-notch experience. Outside the window, enjoy a premium view on the authentic half-timbered houses. Inside, the terracotta floor tiles and the cosy atmosphere will take you back in time.
Stay at La Maison Ailleurs, a love-struck hideaway
You couldn't get much more central to Chartres than by staying in a sumptuous guesthouse located just outside the cathedral: the "Maison Ailleurs". Imagine a former bishop's residence, a characterful house boasting a magnificent garden perfect for those looking for a more intimate experience. A home away from home that manages to be both sharp and stylish and ridiculously comfortable at the same time! It's the sort of place where it's impossible not to relax, slow down and toast to love with drinks!
Just the two of usin Chartres
The Moulin de PonceauCHARTRES
Rediscover the subtlety and elegance of fine cuisine in these enchanting surroundings. A gastronomic restaurant with 3 reception rooms available for business meetings, seminars, family events or themed evenings (Jazz, New Year's Eve, Art shows etc.)Read more
Let There Be LightChartres
Every year from April to October, Chartres en Lumières returns to transform the city into a nocturnal wonderland. When night falls, follow the spectacular light trail to discover a magical world of illuminations and marvel at historic buildings bathed in light and colours. This twinkly light walk is sure to make any viewer's jaw drop!Read more
Let’s see Chartres!Chartres
Perfectly placed half-way between Paris and the Loire Valley, Chartres is unlike any other French city. You’ve probably heard of its glorious cathedral, right? A pillar of French gothic architecture in the historic old town, Our Lady of Chartres is one of the most significant and best-preserved churches in Europe... Chartres has so much more to offer!Read more
Maison ailleurs “Monseigneur Fleury”CHARTRES
In this stunning mansion, full of character and charm, a little-known treasure is hidden: a remarkable “jardin de curé” garden! With plenty of taste and talent, this residence has been magnificently transformed into a place for lovers of old ...Read more
Maison ailleurs “L’Evêché”CHARTRES
This magnificent town house of character and charm conceals a hidden treasure - a most remarkable garden! It is with great taste and talent that this house has been magnificently converted into an ideal place to stay for those in search of old ...Read more
Cathédrale de ChartresCHARTRES
A prestigious heritage site, listed at a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the gems of 12th and 13th century art, the Notre-Dame Cathedral of Chartres has always been testimony to the enthusiasm of pilgrims and visitors. Open, guided or ...Read more