Day Trip to the City of Chartres & its Cathedral from Paris - in Paris - LikeALocal Guide

Day Trip to the City of Chartres & its Cathedral from Paris

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90 EUR

Visit the lovely historical city of Chartres and see one of the most famous cathedrals in the world on a day tour leaving from Paris.

Duration: 6 hours
    Available in
  • French,
  • English
Tour by Eléonore
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I'm a 36 Parisian girl born and raised in a village nearby Versailles.
I used to create and sell "love locks" on the famous lover's bridge "Pont des Arts" with my darling, Sed (we've been a faithful couple for 14 years).
This job revealed me a keen interest in working with foreign visitors.
When the government replaced the bridge's fences by windows I started to search for another job. I've been lucky enough to find a company's ad searching for a guide specialized in Catacombs. This is how I discovered this job.
Being impassioned by catacombs and underground heritage for 9 years, I am currently employed by several companies to lead guided tours of the Catacombs Museum. I also do day-tours of the Normandy D-Day beaches, the town of Chartres and its cathedral, walking tours of the cemetery of Père-Lachaise, themed-tours about the historical crimes and legends of Paris...

This is the dream job to me: I love meeting people from all around the world to share my passion with them.

I also love history, music, gigs, exhibitions, pubs, urban exploration...

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Highlights

  • Discover the charming old town of Chartres
  • Visit the stunning Chartres Cathedral and hear its chaotic story
  • See the medieval washhouses that line the river Eure

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Description

Your personal guide will either meet you at your hotel or wait for you at the Montparnasse train station (14th district of Paris).

During the 1-hour train journey to Chartres, your guide will tell you about the rich history of the ‘capital of light and perfume’.

You’ll visit the UNESCO-listed Chartres Cathedral, home to the largest collection of medieval stained glass in the world. Here, you’ll have the chance to step on one of the last-remaining labyrinths in France, a kind of pilgrimage site built in 1200.

Your guide will share the chaotic story of Chartres and its cathedral, from the Celtic tribes to the Viking invasions, and point out myriad churches scattered all over the city.

You’ll also walk along the river Eure, which is lined with washhouses used by tanners and washerwomen in the Middle Ages.

During the day you’ll have the chance to taste the specialities of the region, such as pâté de Chartres, le Cochelin, la Poule au Pot, the local cola, and the local beer.

When the tour is over, you can either go back to Paris with your guide or continue exploring Chartres on your own.

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What’s included & not included

  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Walking tour of Chartres
  • Tips and recommendations for the rest of your stay
  • Train tickets
  • Food and drinks
  • Any additional expenses

Meeting point

You can meet your guide at the train station Montparnasse, in the 14th arrondissement

This operator has 49 reviews for other tours

4.8/5

Thoughtful and enjoyable tour
Eleanore was clearly an expert in her field,, extremely knowledgeable about both the Catacombs and Parisian history. We greatly enjoyed meeting her, learning the history of the Paris and the Catacombs and hearing about her own experiences in the Catacombs. Highly recommend
Amazing tour
Amazing tour with incredibly knowledgeable guide, Leo! She really made the whole experience incredibly interesting.
Great tour
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