To step back in time, stop off in Pierres, near Maintenon. Recreated around one of the oldest medieval farms in France, the walled garden of Bois Richeux
combines medicinal plants, herbs and ancient vegetables, and provides an insight into the spirituality of the Middle Ages.
The beautiful city of Chartres
is an enchantment for visitors, thanks to its exceptional architectural heritage and the towering silhouette of its UNESCO World Heritage-listed cathedral
. Famous for its twin spires and as the perfect illustration of Gothic art, Notre-Dame cathedral reveals the splendour of its stained glass and the mystery of its maze.
Just a few streets away, on Place de la Poissonnerie, the Maison du Saumon or Maison de la Truie-qui-file is one of the most beautiful houses in Chartres. Give yourself up to the charm of the picturesque little streets with their master glassmakers, antiques dealers and crafts workshops...
Gourmets, meanwhile, will find plenty to whet their appetite in the city: Mentchikoffs, macaroons and Chartres pâté are just some of the local specialities to be tasted on the spot or taken away.