A licensed guide-driver, with a deluxe minivan is suggesting you CHARTRES TOUR (1-hour drive approximately).
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Your Guide-Driver will pick you up at your hotel for Chartres located about 50 miles southwest of Paris, to the town of Chartres, the “Capital of Light and Perfume”.
The Cathedral Notre-Dame de Chartres is without doubt one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in the world. This is the most impressive gothic cathedral of France, an exceptional monument of 130 meters long and 115 meters high for the towers. The Cathedral Notre-Dame de Chartres is a high place of worship and Christian pilgrim. Chartres is situated in the heart of the Beauce valley, corn attic of the Ile de France region. The region holds a very important place in the French religious history.
Upon your arrival, you will have an exhaustive private guided visit of the cathedral (inside and outside). Ornamented with over four thousand sculptures, the cathedral has been an important destination for travelers since the 12th century many of whom come to admire the remarkable collection of 176 stain-glass windows that create a relatively dark but richly colored interior in which the light filtering through the myriad narrative and symbolic windows is a main source of illumination. Some myths believe that nowadays people cannot create anymore the same blue color called “Chartres blue” which dominates the windows of Chartres.
The cathedral is famous with its towers built in different styles, the façade with the detailed sculptures and statues, and the astronomical clock of the 15th century, the nave and flying buttresses and the bishops’ garden, where you can enjoy the view over the old city and the labyrinth garden of the 18th century.
After the private visit of the Cathedral, you will enjoy a stroll around the city before heading back to Paris.
Extra charge for pick up / drop off outside Paris.
If you have special request, do not hesitate to share them with us in comments when you book the tour online.
100% free cancellation at least 1 week before the tour day.
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