How do I find a campsite near Chartres?
A beautiful city in the department of Eure-et-Loir, Chartres is less than 100 km away from Paris and has a population of about 39,000. Bypassed by the Eure, the city is set on a rocky headland and dominates the plain of Beauce. In order for you to be able to choose the best suited accommodation for your needs, we suggest that you quickly get in touch with the hosts on HomeCamper. If you want to spend your stay directly with the locals of the area who can share their knowledge of the region with you, don't hesitate to book your stay in advance!
What to visit in the city of Chartres?
Once you get to Chartres, you will be able to discover the cobbled streets of its old town, the Parc des Bords de l'Eure with its animal park, the Museum of Agriculture or the Museum of Natural Sciences and Prehistory, which offer interactive workshops for the youngest. However it is obviously the cathedral that steals the show and deserves your full attention: classified as a UNESCO heritage site, this masterpiece can easily rival Notre-Dame de Paris, thanks to its 140 metres long and 37 metres high, its 11th century crypt, its superb and countless stained glass windows, and its Bishopric's garden with its labyrinth.
Also worth visiting are the Saturday morning market in Place Billard, the flower market in the place du Cygne, and the Picassiette house, which is surprising because it is decorated with fragments of earthenware, glass and porcelain. Don't miss the illuminations of "Chartres en lumière" at nightfall, which highlight the city in a very pretty way, and don't forget to taste the local speciality, macaroons!
When to go to Chartres?
In order to visit Chartres in the best possible weather conditions, we would advise you to choose the months of June, July, August or September as the warmer temperatures will make it more pleasant for you to enjoy the different sightings of the city!
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!