A captivating day which takes you through the beautiful landscapes of The Beauce region, just south of Paris. The city of Chartres enjoys international renown thanks to its cathedral, which is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site and the world famous Versailles State Apartments and glorious gardens.
You will begin your discovery tour of the city by an audio-guided visit of the Cathedral. Chartres Cathedral was partly built starting in 1145 and then reconstructed over a 26 year period after the fire of 1194. It marks the high point of French Gothic art. The vast nave in pure ogival style and the porches adorned with fine sculptures from the middle of the 12th century, the magnificent 12th and 13th century stained glass windows, all in remarkable condition, combine to make it a masterpiece.
You will have free time in the city of Chartres where you will also be served lunch (drinks included). Afterwards, discover the beautiful Chartreuse Valley, a plateau shaped by a number of small rivers, various landscapes of meadows, fields and woodland with picturesque villages..
In the afternoon, discover the Versailles State Apartments with an audio guide (available in French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Japaneseand Chinese-Mandarin) describing the various facets of court life under the reign of Louis 14th, the "Sun King".
You will have free time to explore the wondrous gardens.
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