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Taking a private tour to Chartres requires just half a day, since the town is only 90 minutes from Paris. The World Heritage Site of Chartres Cathedral, dedicated to the Virgin Mary and famed for its stunning stained glass windows, was described by the celebrated French sculptor Rodin as "The Acropolis of France." Share the same awe-inspiring sight as medieval pilgrims when your driver makes a photo stop at the approach to the town.
Your guide will explain why the cathedral is one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture and will show you not only the world-renowned stained glass windows but also the amazing floor labyrinth, unique in France.
Following your visit to the cathedral, continue your private tour to Chartres by strolling with your guide along picturesque streets, whose names – millers, tanners, bankers – evoke the town's bustling activity during the Middle Ages. You can also admire the 15th century half-timbered houses, mill-races, and laundry-houses bordering the river Eure.
Combine Chartres with a private guided tour of Versailles (code CGV)
Treat yourself to a unique full-day excursion when you combine a visit to Chartres with a private guided tour of the Palace of Versailles, including the park and gardens, with the Grand and Petit Trianons, and Marie-Antoinette's hamlet. Your 9 hour private guided tour to Versailles and Chartres gives you a marvelous opportunity to see some of France's finest architecture.