'žI like the thought that what we are to do on this earth is embellish it for its greater beauty, so that oncoming generations can look back to the shapes we leave here and get the same thrill that I get in looking back at theirs - at the Parthenon, at Chartres Cathedral.', these are the words of Philip Johnson, who was an American architect and is especially known for his postmodern work since the 1980s.
Cozy Hideout Near Paris
Chartres is a small city in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France. It is located 96 km (60 miles) southwest of Paris and it takes approximately only an hour to get there by train from Paris. This city is famous for its cathedral which was built in 12th century and is considered by many art historians to be the finest surviving example from the High Gothic period.Because of such a famous church, Chartres has many shops selling religious items, and most of these shops are located to the north of the cathedral. Also there is a food market on every Saturday morning where you can buy fresh fruit an vegetables, and also a lot of cafes and small, wonderful restaurants at reasonable prices.
Accommodation for Reasonable Price
Despite the fact that Chartres is a very charming and attractive city, it suffers from a lack of hotels, so do your research and book in advance before your trip! If you are traveling on budget, you can find some cheap hotels in a city center and also some are located near the city. Surf the internet to find hotels in Chartres before coming to the city or choose among these cheap hotels we recommend: Ptit Dej-hotel Chartres, Ibis Budget Chartres, Hotel Inn Design Resto Novo Chartres, which are all very suitable both for one night stay and for longer holiday. You will get good services for decent price there and have a great holiday in Chartres.
Stylish Accommodation for Unforgettable Holiday
If you want to experience really great and relaxing holiday, you can choose one of Chartres hotels, which offer stylish and comfortable rooms and can accommodate your every need. You can choose BEST WESTERN Le Grand Monarque, Hotel Jehan de Beauce or Ibis Chartres Centre Cathedrale. You can find totally relaxing atmosphere and great style in hotels in Chartres, which will make your holiday absolutely impressive and unforgettable.
There are some independent Chartres hotels, which can provide the service you are looking for. The spectrum varies from small villas outside the city to modern hotels in the center. You will be able to enjoy a very nice facility with very welcoming atmosphere. Just do not forget to do your research online and to book early that you do not need to spent any valuable time of your holiday looking for a place to stay. Also you can try these options: Villages Hotel Chartres, Hotel Inn Design Resto Novo Chartres, L'Hotel.