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Chartres Historic Preservation Area

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Address: Chartres, France
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Beautiful old world experience

The historic area in Chartres is very beautiful. The are trails you can take with audio guides for interpretation. This is a fabulous location for photography and museums. We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The historic area in Chartres is very beautiful. The are trails you can take with audio guides for interpretation. This is a fabulous location for photography and museums. We have been trice, in December and in March. It was a bit cold in December, but the Christmas decorations made it worth it. This is an area where everything is closed... More 

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Laguna Woods, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a medieval town with very narrow streets and old building with shutters on the windows. The river runs through the town with houses that have boats to be used on the very narrow river. In the evening there is a spectacular light show on the side of the cathedral. One can eat dinner on the patio of any... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The historical quarters of Chartres are an absolute must-see if you visit the town. However, pay attention on where you step (lottttts of doggy pies out there)

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Easy to find, just follow the tower of the Cathedral and the historic preservation area is right around it. It's very picturesque and pretty, lovely to walk around and there are many shops selling pictures of the local lanscape around.

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Thank Tinde_K
England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We followed the "tourist trail" and saw the best of the medieval city. Not too strenuous, very photogenic, and perfect when the sun shone. the river scenes are so attractive.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Such a simple, lovely day trip from Paris! The Cathedral is, rightfully, famed and there is plenty to see and do without feeling overwhelmed. A beautiful, authentic medieval town.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We loved wandering around historic Chartres. It is simply stunning (although a huge central bit near the town hall seems to be undergoing massive building work). We were there during Chartres en Lumiere so there were huge projectors set up for the light shows. It is very romantic and pretty.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful and quite area with many old stone bridge on the river Eure Wonderful scenes for the houses on the water with ducks and flowers <3

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This city is not just it's stunning cathedral. The old part of the city is beautiful with old timbered buildings, another very fine church and the remains of of it's old fortifications.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Just take time to stroll and appreciate the old area, lovely bridges and green . Take the river away from the main road for a more peaceful experience.

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