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Visit the Chartres cathedral
The BEST WESTERN Hôtel Grand Monarque is located at the heart of Chartres, steps away from the cathedral. This masterpiece of medieval architecture is classified World Heritage at UNESCO.
The Notre-Dame de Chartres cathedral is especially known for its sculptural program : external portals, choir… The stained glasses make up the richest collection of Europe with some 2600 m² of shining glass panels and of which the emblematic blue colour has taken the name of the city : the « bleu de Chartres ».
On the floor of the nave, do not miss to observe and follow the labyrinth made up of « Berchères » stone slabs and strips of black marble. Also visit the crypts of the cathedral and go up the north tower, 70 metres of altitude, to admire the arrow and the exceptional panorama overlooking the Beauce.
From 01/01/2014 to 31/12/2014 : everyday from 8:30am to 7:30pm
From 01/06/2014 to 31/08/2014 : Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday from 8:30am to 10:00pm