Towers of Chartres Cathedral
A rare blend of architecture and decoration
A destination for pilgrims for over a thousand years, the Cathedral of Chartres, located on the plain of Beauce (Eure-et-Loir), was severely damaged by a number of fires.
The façade and one of the spires date from the 12th century, the second spire was built in the 16th century on a 12th century base while the nave and chancel go back to the 13th century.
From the top of the Jehan de Beauce tower, visitors can enjoy superb views of the surrounding country and take a close-up look at the Cathedral’s Gothic architecture.
Cathedral designated world heritage site by UNESCO.
- Unaccompanied tour
- Guided tour: Every Saturday and Sunday in low season at 3 p.m., everyday from May to August and during school holidays at 4 p.m.
- At the intersection of the roads between Paris/Le Mans and Rouen/Orléans
- From Le Mans: A11, exit 3, then RN10, Cathedral of Chartres
- From Paris: A11, exit 2, then RN10, Cathedral of Chartres
- From Rouen or Orléans: RN154, Cathedral of Chartres
Tours de la cathédrale de Chartres
Tel: +33 (0)2 37 21 22 07