Notre-Dame Cathedral of Chartres
A sanctuary of extraordinary richness!

The Notre-Dame Cathedral of Chartres is a significant place of sacred art, with all of its works celebrating the glory of God for 800 years. Throughout the year, numerous celebrations and events take place here, including many concerts.
Above all, it is a major Christian pilgrimage site, with Mary at its heart, graciously welcoming all who come to visit.

Opening hours:

The Notre-Dame Cathedral of Chartres welcomes you every day of the year, en continuously from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm.
On Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays in July and August, it remains open until 10:00 pm as part of the “Soirées Autrement” (Evenings Differently).

Entry to the cathedral is free, and individual visits are self-guided – with the possibility of renting audio guides at the shop located at the main entrance of the cathedral.


The Visits Service of Chartres Cathedral offers a wide range of tours to meet the expectations and specificities of as many people as possible. Amateurs or experts, children or adults, individuals or groups: everyone will find something suitable!
Our tours, as well as our rates, adapt to your situation, as the cathedral and its crypt reveal their mysteries to all the curious – regardless of their condition.