The must-see places

The Chartres Museum of Fine Arts

This former episcopal palace houses collections of paintings, sculptures, objets d'art and ethnographic objects spanning the 13th to 20th centuries.

Stroll through the reception rooms, the great hall, the Italian room or the chapel. You will discover works by Léonard Limosin, Teniers, Zurbaran, Rigaud, Fragonard, Chardin, Préault, Corot, Vlaminck, Soutine and Henri Navarre.

Accrocamp Tree climbing course

Installed in the André-Gagnon park, the AccroCamp tree climbing course offers more than 50 activities, a dozen zip lines and 6 courses, the easiest of which is accessible to children aged 6 and up.

That's 1 hour and a half to 2 hours of fun for the most daring. All this just a stone's throw from the cathedral.

 parc André-Gagnon, 6, place Saint-Jean, 28000 Chartres.

The park is open from mid-February to mid-November

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The Chemin des Arts

Every spring, the Chemin des Arts offers a contemporary art trail in the heart of the city.

It links three dedicated places: the Saint-Eman chapel, the Saint-Vincent priory and the Saint-André collegiate church. The ten exhibitions of the 2022 edition will confront you with as many singular universes, born of various artistic practices: graffiti, photography, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, painting, stained glass and of course mosaic. This fall, Chartres will also host the International Mosaic Meeting.

Contemporary art is therefore on display in Chartres, from February to December, with a dozen different exhibitions and constitutes a unique proposal in the Centre-Val de Loire region.

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The maison Picassiette

Having reached us, the house of Raymond Isidore and its mosaics can only amaze. By their diversity and their number first of all, by the sum of work which they required then, but especially by their capacity to make us contemplative.

Raymond Isidore covered the walls, interior and exterior, as well as the furniture and the floors with glass and earthenware decorations that he collected on his walks. During several decades, the "Picassiette", nicknamed thus by derision, will gradually transform entirely his house, his furniture and even his objects. He painted and covered with multicolored mosaics all the spaces, from the floors to the ceiling, as well as his garden.

22, rue du Repos

> Open from March 16 to November 14

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Tél. 02 37 34 10 78
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The Stained-Glass Museum

The stained glass museum, located in the cellar of Loëns, presents a unique collection of original stained glass from the Renaissance period.

The stained glass windows of contemporary artists are exhibited in one of the most remarkable gothic rooms in France, a 13th century building, classified as a historical monument. An educational room completes the visit with the presentation of all the stained glass windows of Chartres Cathedral, in the form of models and explanatory diagrams to identify all the scenes depicted in the windows.

The Odyssée

The Odyssée aquatic center welcomes you in the largest aquatic complex in France with more than 3500 m² of water. You will enjoy the biggest river in Europe. You will also appreciate its Olympic pool, its large balneotherapy pool, its recovery pool, as well as its 500m² outdoor wave pool. An animated slide, an indoor and outdoor paddling pool are dedicated to the youngest.

You will also be able to practice many sports activities thanks to a 1300m² ice rink, a 20 meters deep diving pit and a fitness area with its weight training and cardio equipment.