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Stories and Tips Chartres

A Short Trip To Chartres--April 1985

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 27 Jul, 2009

In April 1985, my high school French Club took a weeklong trip to France that included three days in the Loire Valley (Valloire in French) and Normandy sandwiched between four days in Paris. Our homebase in the Loire Valley was in the city of…Read More

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Chartres, etc., etc., etc.

Written by SadgeArrow on 01 Dec, 2000

Chartres is an easy hour's train ride from Paris. A train leaves from Gare Montparnasse every hour. It costs about $20 for a one-way ticket. Even if you buy a France Rail Pass, good for any three days of travel in the country in a…Read More

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The Little House of the Cemetery Sweeper

Written by mikrooze on 01 Nov, 2006

Chartres is a lovely little town at an hour-and-a-half ride from Paris. There is a train leaving almost every hour to take you to Chartres and it is worth the trip. Of course, everybody knows about the Chartres Cathedral. Lots of people visit this little…Read More

driving around the countryside

Written by marciadarnell on 07 Jan, 2001

The countryside near Chartres would interest many people, especially those from farming areas. I found the hillcrest corn storage (like old-fashioned wire corn cribs built in a long line at the top of hills) to be unique. The fields of…Read More

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