Access to the Cathedral

GPS coordinates of the cathedral :
Latitude : 48° 26′ 52.3“ N
Longitude : 01° 29′ 16.4“ E

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Royal Portal
There is an access ramp into the cathedral for visitors with reduced mobility, located at the entrance of the Royal Portal.
Those who wish to take a tour of the “ground floor” of the cathedral will find that it is entirely accessible by wheelchair, including the nave, transepts, side aisles and ambulatory.


By Car...
By road:
- from Paris: the RN10 direction Rambouillet, via la Porte de Saint-Cloud.
- from other areas: the RN10 from Tours and the Southwest ; the RN23 from Brittany; the RN154 from Rouen, Évreux, Dreux or Orléans.
By motorway:
- from Paris: the A6 direction Bordeaux-Nantes via la porte d'Orléans, then the A10 and A11 direction Nantes.
- from Nantes, Angers or Le Mans: by the A11, exit (sortie) number 3, then direction Chartres centre.
- from Bordeaux: by the A10, exit (sortie) Allaines, the RN 154 direction Chartres, then Chartres centre.
Car parks...
Châtelet - Cathédrale:
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Place Châtelet, 358 spaces
Cœur de Ville:
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Place des Épars, 1120 spaces
Entrances: Place des Épars and Place de la Porte St-Michel
By Shuttle bus...
"Relais des portes": this free shuttle circulates all year long (except holidays) from Monday to Saturday, from 6 :38 a.m. to 11 :30 p.m. Shuttles come every 15 to 20 minutes. Click here to see map.
By Train...
From Paris-Montparnasse, Chartres is accessible every day from the capital by numerous trains which take about one hour each way.
Many daily trains make connections with Le Mans and Brittany.
By Tourist Bus...
Parking for tourist buses is located on rue Charles Brune, in front of the Conseil Général (about 300 m from the cathedral).
By Plane...
One of the oldest aviation fields in France brings you directly to Chartres:
aéroclub d'Eure & Loir website.
From Paris-Orly airport (82 km, 50 minutes) and Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle (102 km, 90 minutes).


Hôtellerie Saint-Yves

Built on the site of a priory founded in the 10th century, l'Hôtellerie Saint Yves welcomes you in the heart of the old town of Chartres, at the foot of the cathedral, and is only a 10 minute walk from the train station.
Whether you are staying in Chartres for a simple spiritual break, for a meditative stay, for a business trip or with your family (proximity to Paris, the Loire Valley or the Perche), l’Hôtellerie Saint Yves offers quality lodging in privileged surroundings.
Hôtellerie Saint Yves website.
Chartres Office of Tourism
The Office of Tourism welcomes you and offers information 7 days a week for hotel reservations, furnished Bed & Breakfast reservations, ticket reservations 
(concerts, cultural events…), guided tours and audio guides for groups and individuals, and gourmet food trips, mixing culture and gastronomy...
Access website here.
Departmental Committee of Tourism - Eure & Loir

You can prepare your trip to the Eure-et-Loir: leaf through pages of history in interactive catalogues, download and listen to different guided tours, put together a travel dossier, make lodging reservations online...
Acces website here.