A mere stone’s throw from Paris, Chartres is a characteristic blend of culture and art de vivre, combing the pleasures of discovery with: arts and crafts workshops, master glass specialists, artists and a multitude of antiques and second-hand goods stores, which unfailingly arouse the curiosity of visitors in search of knowledge.

Every year, in October, the Artisanales de Chartres (Chartres Arts & Crafts), an internationally renowned exhibition, offers the chance to discover the professions and know-how of these skilled crafts and tradesmen.