Prepare your visit


Prepare your visit


Our Lady of Chartres Cathedral, a Marion pilgrimage sanctuary, is a 12th and 13th century masterpiece of sacred art and internationally famous for its 176 stained-glass windows and 9 sculpted portals. It was the first Cathedral in France to be inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list (1979), and offers many possibilities to discover its riches. To prepare your visit:

  • Public tours, given by the the Cathedral ‘Reception & Visits Service’ in French.
  • Group reservation with lecturers from the Cathedral ‘Reception & Visits Service’ in many languages audio phone system.
  • At your own rhythm by renting a Visio guide.

Take the time for a guided tour with the Cathedral Tourist Office, for all those who – tourists or pilgrims – wish for a general discovery of the cathedral, or a more detailed guided tour on a specific theme.

Chartres Cathedral wishes you a pleasant and enriching visit of our website.

To know the schedules of our proposed visits each day: consult here our AGENDA

Sleeping at the foot of the Cathedral

Hôtellerie Saint-Yves

Built on the site of a priory founded in the 10th century, the Hotellerie Saint Yves welcomes you in the heart of the old town of Chartres, less than 50 meters from the cathedral: a quality accommodation in a privileged setting, a perfect mix of history and modernity…