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Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Chartres
Chartres Cathedral, also known as Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Chartres, is a medieval Catholic cathedral of the Latin Church located in Chartres, France, about 80 kilometres (50 mi) southwest of Paris. It is considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The current cathedral, mostly constructed between 1194 and 1250, is the last of at least five which have occupied the site since the town became a bishopric in the 4th century.
Address: 16 cloitre Notre-Dame, Chartres, France
Hours: Daily 8:30am-7:30pm. Labyrinth cleared for walking only on Fridays.
Crypt visits by guided tour only; not available on Sundays or holidays.
Last entrance for tower climb 5:30pm.
Chartres Cathedral - Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Chartres
Since at least the 12th century the cathedral has been an important destination for travellers - and remains so to this day, attracting large numbers of Christian pilgrims, many of whom come to venerate its famous relic, the Sancta Camisa, said to be the tunic worn by the Virgin Mary at Christ's birth, as well as large numbers of secular tourists who come to admire the cathedral's architecture and historical merit.
Hotels near Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Chartres
BEST WESTERN Le Grand Monarque
BEST WESTERN Le Grand Monarque - 22 Place Des Epars, Chartres, France
Located in the heart of Chartres, the BEST WESTERN Le Grand Monarque is within an easy walk of Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres. It features an on-site gym, a sauna, a Turkish steam bath and a spa & wellness centre.
Rooms at the BEST WESTERN Le Grand Monarque are large and elegant, and feature a flat-screen TV and a mini bar. Facilities featured in the rooms include a hair dryer, a private bathroom and complimentary toiletries.
Have a generous buffet breakfast before beginning a day of sightseeing in Chartres. Guests can sample the varied drinks menu at the hotel's cosy bar.
The area near the Best Western Hotel Spa Grand Monarque has many popular restaurants and cafes. The multilingual staff at the hotel will be glad to provide dining suggestions and assist you in organising your stay in Chartres.
Novotel Chartres - Avenue Marcel Proust, Chartres, France
Novotel Chartres is situated in Chartres and features a fitness centre.
Those staying at Novotel Hotel Chartres are invited to benefit from the relaxation amenities, which include an outdoor pool. Convenient services include an express check-in/check-out feature and a luggage storage area. In addition, the multilingual staff will be happy to provide local tips, ensuring a pleasant stay in Chartres.
The hotel's rooms are modern and offer a mini bar, cable / satellite channels and tea and coffee making facilities. All have a TV, a flat-screen TV and a telephone.
Novotel features a restaurant and a lounge bar where travellers can unwind of an evening. For guests preferring to dine out, the surrounding neighbourhood offers many bars and restaurants serving a choice of varied cuisines.
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