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Chartres, Centre and Loire Valley, France

How much does it cost to travel to Chartres?

You should plan to spend around $125 (€117) per day on your vacation in Chartres. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $42 (€39) on meals
  • $28 (€26) on local transportation
  • $127 (€118) on hotels

A one week trip to Chartres for two people costs, on average, $1,748 (€1,636). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Chartres cost?

A one week trip to Chartres usually costs around $874 (€818) for one person and $1,748 (€1,636) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Chartres on average costs around $1,748 (€1,636) for one person and $3,496 (€3,272) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Chartres will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Chartres on average costs around $3,745 (€3,506) for one person and $7,490 (€7,011) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Chartres has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Chartres expensive to visit?

Prices in Chartres are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Chartres is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Marbella or Montpellier.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Chartres Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Chartres?

The average Chartres trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Chartres travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 118 ($127)
Local Transportation 1 26 ($28)
Food 2 39 ($42)
Entertainment 1 22 ($24)
Alcohol 2 6 - 18 ($6 - 19)
Accommodation Budget in Chartres
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Chartres is $63 (€59). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Chartres is $127 (€118). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Chartres

Looking for a hotel in Chartres? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Chartres based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $87. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Chartres
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Chartres is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $28 (€26) per person, per day, on local transportation in Chartres.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Chartres
How much does it cost to go to Chartres? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Chartres
The price of renting a car in Chartres will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Chartres
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Chartres can vary, the average cost of food in Chartres is $42 (€39) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Chartres should cost around $17 (€16) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Chartres is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Chartres
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Chartres typically cost an average of $24 (€22) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Chartres
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $13 (€12) on alcoholic beverages in Chartres per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Chartres On a Budget
Chartres Chartres, France
Chartres is a city in north-central France southwest of Paris. It is famed for its massive Cathedrale Notre-Dame. The well-preserved Gothic cathedral, completed in 1220, features 2 towering spires, Romanesque sculptures and elaborate rose windows. The cathedral is unique in that it has two very different steeples – one Gothic, the other Romanesque. Follow them to check out the cathedral's dazzling blue stained-glass windows and its collection of relics, including the Sainte Voile (Holy Veil) said to have been worn by the Virgin Mary when she gave birth to Jesus, which have lured pilgrims since the Middle Ages. The nearby Centre International du Vitrail has workshops and exhibits on stained-glass art. Chartres also had a carefully preserved old city, which is adjacent to the cathedral with staircases and steep streets lined with half-timbered medieval houses leading downhill to the narrow western channel of the Eure River, romantically spanned by footbridges.
Chartres is known as a great weekend getaway location from Paris because of some of its beautiful cathedral and charming medieval city. Its most famous and popular sight is the Cathedrale Nortre-Dame, a UNESCO World Heritage Sight and one of the finest and best preserved Gothic Cathedrals in France. One of Western civilization's crowning architectural achievements, the 130m-long Cathedrale Notre Dame de Chartres is renowned for its brilliant-blue stained-glass windows and sacred holy veil. Built in the Gothic style during the first quarter of the 13th century to replace a Romanesque cathedral that had been devastated by fire – along with much of the town – in 1194, effective fundraising and donated labor meant construction took only 30 years, resulting in a high degree of architectural unity.

Another popular sight is the Place du Chatelet, a public square located on the River Seine. There is a large, beautiful fountain standing tall in the center and a bridge nearby. There are also two theatres located in the square.
The main neighborhood in Chartres is the Old Town. This is where the cathedral and other sights are located as well as what the main walking tour focuses on. The Old Town was built into the hill leading to the Eure River and has some of the medieval charm the city is known for. It is surprisingly extensive and chocked full of classic, older buildings and sophisticated shops.

A lot of the activities in Chartres include the famous cathedral. Climb the cathedral tower for a different experience and great view. Tour the crypts of the cathedral. Spend some time wandering through the labyrinths on the cathedral grounds, or even come back to the cathedral late at night when it is lit up with a colorful array of lights.

There is also a free self-guided walking tour of the city available using a free map of the tourist office. There is also a museum to explore, the Musee des Beaux-Arts (Chartres's fine Arts museum) as well as the unique monument, La Maison Picassiette, the extraordinary result of one man's work between 1938 and 1964. The monument he left behind is a house and garden covered with intricate mosaics of broken crockery, painting and sculpture. For something a little different, check out L'Odyssee, a water park with indoor and outdoor pools.
Food and Dining
Chartres has some great local gourmet delights. The traditional baguette from this area is made from wheat flour with no additives. Known as a retrodor, it is especially appreciated for its light, fluffy texture and golden crust. Another one of the most famous delicacies from Chartres are mentchikoffs: praline chocolate sweets covered with Swiss meringue made from a 19th century recipe at the time of the Franco-Russian alliance.

There is an abundance of good restaurants in Chartres amongst which is La Reine de Saba which serves traditional French food with an exceptional view from the Cathedral terrace. Le Pichet has a busy bistro atmosphere where you can experience regional specialties throughout the day. The Estocade restaurant offers traditional fine dining with views along the river being located at la Porte Guillaume on the River Eure.

The closest international airport is Paris, and it is very close being only a one-hour train or car ride from Chartres. There is some public transportation available in Chartres, but it is a smaller city so you can get around mostly on foot. If you stop in at the tourist office, they will even provide you with a free walking tour map that will help you make your way around the city and see the top sights. Of course, if you've hired a car for your journey, then getting around that way will work as well.
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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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