9.00 am: Be met in the lobby of your hotel in Paris and drive towards Chartres.
The hustle of market stalls, the charm of a humpback bridge straddling the river, elegant facades, the colorful stained glass windows of an old church, the wealth of the museums with their countless treasures, the magic of the Festival of Light which lights up the town, the passion of craftsmanship, the abundance of fragrance during the Perfume Festival, the coolness of a terrace next to a watermill. Here, all of your senses are aroused! Explore the famous medieval cathedral which is on UNESCO’s cultural World Heritage list. Its magnificent 12th 13th century stain-glass is well worth the trip! Chartres is a cathedral that inspires superlatives, and there are few architectural historians who have not waxed lyrical about its soaring aisles and delicate carvings. These tributes are richly deserved, for Chartres is truly one of the greatest of all French Gothic cathedrals. From a distance it seems to hover in mid-air above waving fields of wheat, and it is only when the visitor draws closer that the city comes into view, clustering around the hill on which the cathedral stands. Chartres has been a site of Christian pilgrimage since the Middle Ages. The city is built on the left bank of the Eure River, on a hill crowned by its famous cathedral, the spires of which are a landmark in the surrounding country. After you visit, have lunch at leisure in Chartres.
6.00 pm: return to your hotel in Paris.