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Tower of Chartres Cathedral

Open today: 08:30 - 19:30
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The roof tour of Chartres cathederale - fascinating experience tour from excellent guide

We were taken in a small group up one of the unfinished towers of the cathedral, along a balustrade... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Jo T
Great Dunmow, United Kingdom

This church just pops out of the ground as you leave the train station. It is beyond stunning both... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
Vero Beach, Florida
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A destination for pilgrims for over a thousand years, the Cathedral of Chartres, located on the plain of Beauce, 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...more
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

We were taken in a small group up one of the unfinished towers of the cathedral, along a balustrade and into the bell tower of the West façade, from there we went into the interior of the main roof space above the Nave. We were...More

1  Thank Jo T
Reviewed 7 June 2018

This church just pops out of the ground as you leave the train station. It is beyond stunning both form afar and up close. There is s a tour available by a Mr. Miller at 12:00 that is a must. He is a legend in...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Paid the 5.5 Euros and marched to the top on a day when fortunately very few , including my spouse, were doing so. It's a impressive view but as the cathedral is already on the top of a rise looking over three quarters of the...More

2  Thank jsthouston
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Not to be missed this cathedral and worth the detour. Beautiful stained windows create a fantastic atmosphere

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Ten centuries old and still profoundly moving. The ILLUMINATIONS show we saw was outstanding! Quiet, peaceful, historic, enchanting to just gaze at those stained glass windows! Le bleu de Chartres...still knocks me out!

Thank HelencTorontO
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Every afternoon at 14.45h there is a 90 minute tour in English with a guide and earphones. The cost is €10. Our guide was a Russian lady who was passionate about the cathedral and made her tour a very informative 2hrs. The cathedral, it's crypt...More

3  Thank Allan M
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

The Tower is definitely seen from any point within the centre of Chartres. Lovely for photos and very impressive

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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Absolute masterpiece, one of the finest cathedrals in Europe in general and France in particular. Mind-boggling craftsmanship and beauty take my breath away. Enough said.

Thank Ariel857
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Chartres Cathedral is amazing, and so are the towers. Again to admire the architecture of so many centuries placed together at one place and that too in such a beautiful way, it is a wonder. Please go for the guided tour, although it is only...More

3  Thank sb2003
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Brittany. Once booked to spend the night we found out about the luminaries show which was amazing

Thank DJF1958
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20 August 2016|
Response from lovemytraveling | Reviewed this property |
The ticket office is inside the cathedral. As far as I know, they don't sell tickets on line. There is not that much of a wait to go up. We went at the beginning of June and there was no one there. It is pretty steep climb... More
11 April 2016|
Response from sb2003 |
10 Euros.