Discover Chartres, the capital of Light, on a weekend placed under the sign of discovery. Start by visiting Chartres Cathedral and its crypt. Admire the exceptional panorama from the building’s tower. Follow up with a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts, where you will be particularly delighted by its splendid array of fine harpsichords and enamels. Take the little sightseeing train to discover the stone bridges crossing the Eure. Finally, don’t leave the city without visiting the ‘Centre international du Vitrail’, a place of research, before enjoying some local cuisine in a typical restaurant.
A week-long stay gives you the time to wander. A stroll at night in the streets of Chartres is the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful night show: Chartres en Lumières. All the city's unique and landmarks are majestically illuminated. An unmissable site is the Maison Picassiette, a unique example in the world of naïve popular art. After the cultural visits and evening shows, take advantage of some leisure time: horseback riding, well-being sessions, outings in the countryside or even a ride in a hot-air balloon. Then, explore the surrounding area and find Campanile hotels in the Centre-Val de Loire region, especially Châteaudun and its architectural wonders.
During a family stay at a Campanile hotel in Chartres, let your kids know the great trade of the master-glassmakers during a visit to their workshop. The whole family will also enjoy visiting the Conservatory of Agriculture, which includes agricultural machines over two hundred years old. Follow an afternoon in the Odyssee, a giant water resort with a moving slide, a 500m² wave pool, an Olympic basin, spa, paddling pool and rapid river. You can also opt for some more activities particularly appropriate for children: Petite Venise and the Pédal’eau, food workshops, archaeology sessions etc.