Mercure Chartres Barjouville

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Rue des Pierres Missigault, ZA Barjouville "La Torche", Chartres, Loire Valley, 28630, France
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bus travel Paris-Chartres

by nurene

I want to go to Chartres from Paris NOT by train but by bus. Do buses go? How to inquire etc.

Re: bus travel Paris-Chartres

by cubsur

There are virtually no long distance bus services in France. Bus service is organised at 'department' level with buses radiating out from the main cities and towns to local destinations within that department and sometimes just across the 'border' to the next main town. Where long distance bus routes do exist in France, they are mainly replacing closed railway lines and are often operated by SNCF, the railway company. No such option exists Paris - Chartres.

You would therefore need several local buses to travel the 96km between Paris and Chartres.

This website

will enable you to plan a journey from Paris (centre) towards say Ablis (on the way to Chartres) but the same situation applies - trains run between Paris and the various towns with buses making only local connections.

Buses to and from Chartres can be found here

however a quick look at the map and timetables shows only one or two buses a day from the neighbouring department'border' towns of Ablis or Ramboullet into Chartres and these are mainly very early in the morning for schoolchildren.

Good luck.

Re: bus travel Paris-Chartres

by cubsur

Sorry - Rambouillet.

Re: bus travel Paris-Chartres

by nurene

Thanks... nurene

Re: bus travel Paris-Chartres

by K_V_B

Why go by bus? It's unlikely to be much cheaper and certain to be a big hassle.

Re: bus travel Paris-Chartres

by Beausoleil

The train is only 14 euros (one way),the trip takes about an hour and the station is right downtown where you want to be to see the main sights. The bus would take longer and you'd probably have to change or transfer en route.

If you are absolutely set against trains, consider a tour bus. That, at least, would be direct and probably quite a bit faster than a public bus. It will, however, be quite expensive. We drive, but if we couldn't, we certainly would take the train. Trains in France are safe and comfortable.

Just a thought. Enjoy your trip.

Travel Tips for Chartres

Chartres Cathedral Statues

by Confucius

When you visit Chartres, you'll inevitably be spending a considerable amount of time looking up. The architects actually intended the cathedral to feature its most beautiful adornments very high on the walls, guiding the eyes of worshippers to look up toward God and Heaven. There are literally thousands of sculptures and it's nearly impossible to photograph the best ones when you're standing below them.
The sculptures include depictions of workers and scenes of ordinary people's daily lives as well as a multitude of saints. Even French kings and queens have several statues beneath religous figures along a portal near the entrance that I like to call "Royal Row"

The Labyrinth

by Goner

The 13th Century Labyrinth set in the nave floor was a feature in most medieval cathedrals. It was penance for the pilgrims to followed the tortuous route on their knees - this was their Way of the Cross since Jerusalem was so far away. It's 851 feet (262m) around the bands of broken concentric circles and took at least an hour to complete.

In walking the Chartres style labyrinth the walker meanders through each of the four quadrants several times before reaching the goal. To reach the rosette at the center is the symbol of of enlightenment. The four arms of the cross are readily visible and provide significant Christian symbolism.

It is laid into the floor in a style sometimes referred to as a pavement maze. The original center piece has been removed and other areas of the labyrinth have been restored. You'll find this maze when entering from the Royal Portal.

The Encounter of the 3 Living & the 3 Dead

by hquittner

Also illustrated on the wall of the church in Meslay-le-Grenet (see our Off the Beaten Path Tips), is the legend of the three roistering young knights who are returning from a hunt when they encounter three skeletons who speak to them with the warning "that which you are, we were". I have seen a similar depiction in a 14C mural in the Campo Santo in Pisa, except in it there is a hermit who shows the skeletons and pronounces the warning. Such artistic renderings are quite rare, Do you know of others? Or Danse Macabres? (My picture does not have all the details).

St.-Pierre Church: The Next Step in Stained Glass

by hquittner

St.-Pierre is less than 0.8 km from the Cathedral to the South, down the hill and up the next but a smaller one. (It is approached in our Walk Travelog). It is a mixture of styles being started in the 12C and continuing for almost 200 years with modifications. It has an old unadorned Romanesque entrance and bell-tower that was re-used. The roof of the nave has a wooden ceiling somewhat like a ship-keel one . The most spectacular thing in the church is the stained glass, most of which is from the late 13C (after the Cathedral was finished). By this time "color science" had progressed and yellow (from silver metal) and pale green softened the palette. The pieces of glass were more regular and thus the figures were more supple and active. (David has clearly got a "bead" on Goliath). It was a pleasant surpriseas were thr Annunciation and Nativity.

Flying Buttresses of Chartres cathedral.

by Wowmoment

Imagine the dilemma. You have cracked the problem of spanning a large area by creating the vault to support a roof. However the massive forces involved require a huge buttress of stone to counteract the outward thrust of this weight of stone.

The solution create space within this stone buttress to allow light and air to enter the building. Voila the Flying Buttress is invented.

Taken to the extreme of development, as here at Chartres, this supporting device has become a thing of beauty in itself.


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Address: Rue des Pierres Missigault, ZA Barjouville "La Torche", Chartres, Loire Valley, 28630, France