Chartres private tour from Paris

Located in the Eure-et-Loir, 1 hour 15 minutes' drive from Paris, Chartres invites you to live a few hours of immersion in a very historical and medieval city. Your driver will drive you to the historic city to meet your English-speaking tour-guide and discover all the wonders of this very charming city.

Chartres and its famous cathedral

The Cathedral of Chartres is a UNESCO World Heritage masterpiece and also one of the greatest witness to gothic architecture in France. With your private tour guide, you will discover the inside of the cathedral which has retained its splendor and its religious architectural gems with its most important collection of stained glass from the 12th and 13th century. You will also visit a plenty other details in the cathedral, observe the crypt and walk through the labyrinth.

Close to the cathedral, you can also visit the only « international stained-glass center » in France where the stained glass is highlighted through temporary and permanent exhibitions (optional).

Chartres Cathedral

A nice walking tour of the city

Following your visit of the Cathedral, Chartres is also a nice invitation to walk in the heart of the old city with or without your private guide. With its medieval atmosphere, you will stroll through the well-preserved streets and historic districts, discover its charming half-timbering houses, cross its stone bridges on the banks of the Eure river.

Live a magical experience with the unmissable light festival if you have more time to spend

Every year, Chartres suggests a wide range of « must-see » events like « Chartres in Lights ». This enchanting free event occurs from April to October every year. It is a unique immersion to amaze you with the illuminated sites from nightfall.

If you have more time during your getaway, My Daily Driver will advise you to have a lunch or a dinner in the heart of the city, to discover other cultural sites and historical monuments not to be missed such as « la Maison Picassiette » : an unusual house decorated with pieces of broken pottery and crockery by a former resident named Raymond Isidore.
Do not miss to discover the ‘trompe-l'oeil paintings’ on the building located a few kilometers in the north of the old-town. Around the city, there are also few historical sites such as for instance the 16th and 17th century castle: Château de Maintenon, located 20 minutes drive.

My Daily Driver provides you private transportation from Paris to Chartres and assist you to tailor-made your itinerary. Our mission is to provide you the best quality service and to create the best private tour according to your wishes and your time.

Half day

5 hrs
Guided-Tour with a tour guideSelf-Tour 
1 to 2710€490€
3 to 6810€590€
7890€590€
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Tour including

Private transportation

A private chauffeur (French and English-speaking) will be at your disposal to ensure you the best conditions to drive and make you discover Chartres with its unique heritage. Enjoy a private tour in a high-end vehicle, adapted to your needs (sedan or up to 7-seater van depending on the number of passengers) and fully equipped to provide the greatest comfort (air-conditioning, bottles of water to freshen up, a Wi-Fi Internet connection, a child seat or booster seat if needed etc). Your pick-up and drop-off will be ensured at your hotel or in another place in Paris.

English-speaking Tour-guide

If you choose the Guided Tour option, a fully licensed English-speaking tour-guide can be provided during your tour. You private tour-guide knows perfectly Chartres, its heritage and its history and will share with you its knowledge, its passion and its good addresses. You will have a great opportunity to explore Chartres as an insider, following the advice and the knowledge of a personal guide.

Cathedral and Old-Town visit

A 13th century cathedral listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chartres Cathedral remains a masterpiece not to be missed during your getaway. With your private guide, you will discover the inside of the cathedral, you will observe every detail of the Gothic architecture and its most important collection of stained-glass windows dating from the 12th and 13th century.

Options

Lunch / Dinner on site

My Daily Driver can book a table for you: a lunch, a dinner before your drop-off in Paris. We can suggest you one of the restaurants, labeled "Terres d'Eure-et-Loir" to enjoy one of their local culinary specialties like 'Pâté en Croûte'.

Picassiette House

Enjoy a visit of an atypical house located in the old-town and listed as "Heritage of the twentieth century". The ‘Maison Picassiette’ has been decorated from floor to ceiling with pieces of broken pottery and crockery by a former resident of Chartres.

Chartres in Lights

At nightfall, from April to October, do not miss the annual event "Chartres in Lights" to discover the city and its colorful and illuminated historical monuments. This event will leave you speechless. My Daily Driver can book a table for dinner before the event which starts from nightfall to 1.00 a.m.

Maintenon Castle

Located 20 kilometers from Chartres, you can enjoy a visit of the ‘Château de Maintenon’ in order to explore its 17th and 19th century apartments and walk in its French and well-preserved gardens.

The International stained-glass center

Close to the cathedral, do not miss a museum exclusively dedicated to the stained-glass in order to know all the history and secrets of this well-preserved art thanks to temporary and permanent collections inside.

Tour itinerary

1.30 pm : Pick-up at your hotel
1.30 pm to 2.45 pm : Drive to Chartres
2.45 pm : Meeting with your private tour-guide at the entrance of the Cathedral
2.45 pm to 4.15 pm : Cathedral visit
4.15 pm to 5.15 pm : Walking tour in the old town
5.15 pm : Drive back to Paris
6 pm : Drop off at your hotel

Visiting hours and duration of our tour can be adapted according to your preferences.

Our fleet of vehicles

All our vehicles meet our clientele’s highest expectations. They are serviced and maintained regularly to guarantee comfortable and safe trips with no compromises.

  • Sedan

    Mercedes C-Class

    A comfortable sedan with a sporty design, elegant and refined

    • 2
    • 2
  • Premium sedan

    Mercedes E-Class

    A luxury sedan combining style serenity and sporty elegance

    • 2
    • 2
  • Premium van

    Mercedes V-Class

    A senior minivan modular range for optimum comfort, up to 7 passengers

    • 7
    • 5

Onboard Services: Phone Chargers, Water Bottles, Refreshing wet towels, Child seat