BEST WESTERN Le Grand Monarque
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We liked Chartres very much... a peaceful, beautiful, walkable town ...not too touristy, with a mediaeval centre and fantastic cathedral. There is an illuminations show, featuring all the famous buildings, every night at 10.30 in the summer. But most of all, we enjoyed the peace and quiet and sense of generations of faith and spirituality in the cathedral.
Chartres was a lovely experience. At the end of a long plane trip, what could be better than a charming little town, and a hotel that looked like a boudoir from the Mysteries of Paris? Well, maybe if they didn't screw up our reservation and we didn't feel stranded for a couple of hours after not sleeping for 26, it would have been even better. In …
... was absolutely beautiful and Leonardo divici designed a pretty tricky stair case where the kings mistress could go down while the queen came up without either of them seeing each other!! We then went to another castle, where only woman were allowed to stay (queens and duchesses). Here, we enjoyed the beautiful scenery and had fun getting lost in the maze! We were then back on the bus on our way to ...
... canal and old mill races along the banks. The views looking up to the cathedral were very impressive. We had a coffee at a cafe up in the town and then caught the train back to town. That ran much better. It was a direct train and we were back at Rue de Grenelle in about 90 minutes. We walked up to the markets and bought some prawns and potatoes and had another night in. We both crashed pretty hard and had a good nights ...
... Now on our way back to Paris to catch yet another train. This time to Toulouse. Den hits the lime light. He leaves our little black bag with Toddy in at the ticketing office. We go off too have lunch. Lovely lunch. Get back to the station to realise that Toddy's bag is missing. I suggest going to the ticketing office. Next thing Den rushes past me and says they think it is a bomb. Off he goes with a gentleman. Next thing he is back for his passport. ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBEST WESTERN Le Grand Monarque Chartres
Very clean, spacious and comfortable, with a starred Michelin restaurant. Breakfast a tad on the expensive side, but generous buffet.
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