Chartres Cathedral tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chartres Cathedral in Eure-et-Loir

Visit Chartres Cathedral: highlights and tourist information

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Chartres Cathedral is situated in the Eure-et-Loir department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the eastern-center of France at 1 kilometres from Chartres, the department capital (general information: Chartres Cathedral is 78 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chartres at 3 km and Chateaudun at 43 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chartres Cathedral, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Chartres Cathedral in Centre-Loire Valley.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Eure-et-Loir

Map of places to visit near Chartres Cathedral

Markets in and near Chartres Cathedral

  • Chartres: market Saturday (0km)
  • Luce: market Sunday (2km)
  • Courville-sur-Eure: market Thursday (18km)
  • Maintenon: market Thursday (18km)
  • Auneau: market Friday (21km)
  • Voves: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Nogent-le-Roi: market Saturday (23km)
  • Bonneval: market Monday (30km)
  • Dreux: market Wednesday & Sunday & Monday all day & Friday (34km)
  • La Loupe: market Tuesday (35km)

More information about Chartres Cathedral, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Chartres Cathedral, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Chartres Cathedral.

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Rambouillet Chateau (34km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haute Vallee de Chevreuse (44km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale de Chartres (Chartres) (0km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame des Vaulx de Cernay (Cernay-la-Ville) (43km)
  • Notre Dame de Port Royal des Champs (Magny-les-Hameaux) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le pré Catelan (24km)
  • Domaine national de Rambouillet (33km)
  • Parc du château de Groussay (45km)
  • Parc du château de Breteuil (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Sauvage (25km)
  • Forêt de Rambouillet (37km)
  • Vaux de Cernay (43km)
  • Vallée de Chevreuse (49km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Rambouillet (33km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Moutiers (27km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Chartres Cathedral

Canton: Chartres

Arrondissement: Chartres

Department: Eure-et-Loir

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 28000

Distance to Chartres Cathedral

from Chartres (prefecture): 1 km

from Paris: 78 km

from Calais: 280 km

from Nice: 690 km

from Bordeaux: 431 km

from Strasbourg: 462 km

Getting here

Chartres Cathedral is in the eastern-center of France. Most visitors fly into Paris CDG or Orly airport and hire a car. The drive from the channel ferry ports such as Caen or Le Havre takes around 3 hours. For driving distances to Chartres Cathedral from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Barjouville, Champhol, Chartres, Fontenay-sur-Eure, Gasville-Oiseme, Gellainville, Le Coudray, Leves, Luce, Luisant, Mainvilliers, Morancez and Saint-Prest.

This page in French: Visiter Chartres Cathedral