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Visit Chartres, a destination that will surprise you

Moments that make your break more than just a holiday


Take advantage of your stay in Chartres to stroll through the garden

Take advantage of your stay in Chartres to stroll through the garden

Explore the nooks and crannies of the garden and find the one that suits you best. A secluded bench, a table for two sheltered by yew hedges, or deckchairs under the wisteria with a view of the cathedral spires? The choice is yours. In any case, the garden is there to recharge your batteries between walks and discoveries, like a bubble of tranquillity in the middle of the city.

Exploring the city on foot or by bike

Maison Ailleurs is an ideal base for

Heritage trail

Walk from Maison Ailleurs

  • Découvrir la Discover the cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a jewel of Flamboyant Gothic art
  • Feast your eyes on the illuminations at 'Chartres en Lumière' (April to December)
  • A nose in the air stroll in the medieval pedestrian area of the Lower Town
  • Admire the art of ancient and contemporary stained glass at Clos Loëns
  • Marvel at the painted roof structure of Saint Aignan church

Culture in Chartres

Walk from Maison Ailleurs

  • Explore the Chemin des Arts to discover the diverse expressions of contemporary art
  • Tracking street art
  • Find the book you fancy at the cult bookshop l'Esperluette
  • Enjoying theatre in an Italian-style venue
  • Be surprised by art brut at the Maison Picassiette

Chartrain gourmet trail

5-minute walk to the town centre

  • Enjoying a coffee on a terrace, French Art de Vivre
  • Enjoy a Michelin Guide dinner
  • Discover our favourite addresses (see below)

Chartres nature trail and surroundings

  • Jogging along the banks of the Eure
  • Cycling on signposted or unmarked routes
  • Follow in the footsteps of colourful characters such as Madame de Maintenon and Diane de Poitiers in Anet, Le Dunois, Joan of Arc's companion in Châteaudun and Marcel Proust in Illiers-Combray.
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Our favourites in and around Chartres

Our tips for living and visiting Chartres

Loan of bicycles to visit Chartres


For nature lovers, there are cycle paths along the banks of the River Eure that will take you through picturesque green countryside. Pedal at your own pace, explore the city's parks and gardens and discover the surrounding countryside. Cycling in Chartres is an experience not to be missed. 

We are happy to lend you 2 bicycles, subject to availability.

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 à Maison Ailleurs

Les producteurs et artisans locaux cultivent le goût, profitez-en!

Envie d’un moment cocooning, tranquillement festif, réservez votre plateau apéro.