Discover Chartres

Chartres topics of interest and background information to help you learn more about it

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Free things to see and do in Chartres

Getting to know some locals is a bit part of staying with a fellow hospitality club member (Photo courtesy of The Affordable Travel Club)

Free things to see and do in France

Examples of Romanesque apses (and some windows) from Dictionary of French Architecture from 11th to 16th Century (Photo by Viollet le Duc)

Art and architecture in France

Portrait of Louis XV of France (1748) by Maurice Quentin de La Tour, in the Louvre (Photo Public Domain)

From the Gauls to De Gaulle, a brief primer on French history

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The mysteries of the metric system

 (Photo by Neville Nel)

Wine in France