Chartres

16 02 2012

Chartres is a city located 96km south west of Paris. We travelled through Chartres on our way to Mont Saint Michel on the west coast.

We were lucky enough to find our way out of the industrial area and into an historic area below the famous Chartres Cathedral. This is a hilly area with narrow laneways and tiny rivers in between beautiful tudor-style housing, all overlooked by the cathedral at the top of the hill.

The restaurant we had lunch in was gorgrous – very traditional French and not very touristy. Our restaurant-French was still quite rusty at this stage so we somehow ended up with frog as one of the main meals (not so different from chicken), but the food was delicious. When I got home and showed the photograph of the restuarant to a work colleague she recognised it as the same restaurant she and her sister had dined in some twenty years earlier!

So here are a few photogrpahs of Chartres (I promise many fewer that my last posting!. Enjoy!

(Links to more photographs of France are at the bottom of the posting)

an abandoned church

an abandoned church

the restaurant - amazing food, picturesque setting and excellent service - very patient with our restaurant French!

gardens next to the restaurant

The Cathedral overlooks the older parts of the town

looking up the hill to the Cathedral

steep roads

Chartres Cathedral from a distance


Want more photos of France? Here are a few more….
Arrival in Paris
Caves of Lascaux
Notre Dame
French menus
Standing Stones of Carnac
Les Grottos en France
The Louvre
Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel)
Streets of Paris
Arc de Triomphe
The troglodytes of Maison Fort de Reignac
Fontainebleau – Versailles without the queues

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