19 days in Amboise, Chartres & Paris Itinerary

19 days in Amboise, Chartres & Paris Itinerary

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19 days in Amboise, Chartres & Paris Itinerary

Start: Paris
Train:  1​h 45​min
1
Amboise
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Chartres
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
3
Paris
— 14 nights
End: Paris

2
nights
Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Troglo Degusto, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Montpoupon, then stop by La Balade des Fromages, and finally look for gifts at Vannerie Etienne Metezeau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Chateau d'Amboise, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chambord, and then look for gifts at Aux Caprices de Cellettes.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Amboise itinerary site .

Paris to Amboise is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive. In September, daily temperatures in Amboise can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Chartres.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Troglo Degusto, chateau Montpoupon, La Balade des Fromages, Vannerie Etienne Metezeau, Chateau de Chambord
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Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
chateau Montpoupon ©
chateau Montpoupon

2
nights
Chartres

Chartres ©
Renowned for its medieval cathedral built on a hill by the left bank of the Eure River, Chartres is a small city in the Centre-Val de Loire region and capital of the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stop by Bois l’Epicier, make a trip to Les Fresques de Bel Air, take a stroll through Chartres Historic Preservation Area, then stop by La Cave Du Marche, and finally steep yourself in history at La Maison Picassiette. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Danses Macabres d’Europe, then examine the collection at Musee Marcel Proust, then browse the exhibits of Chateau Saint-Jean, and finally see the interesting displays at Le Compa.

Plan trip to Chartres with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Amboise to Chartres by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Chartres sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Chartres

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Danses Macabres d’Europe, Musee Marcel Proust, Bois l’Epicier, Chateau des Comtes du Perche
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Musee Marcel Proust ©
Musee Marcel Proust
Chateau des Comtes du Perche ©
Chateau des Comtes du Perche
Danses Macabres d’Europe ©
Danses Macabres d’Europe

14
nights
Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Get some historical perspective at Champs-Elysees and Palace of Versailles. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Le Marais and Justine Red. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Cimetiere Americain Aisne-Marne (in Belleau), Champagne Tarlant (in Oeuilly) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Getting from Chartres to Paris by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Champagne Dom Caudron, Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire, Axo Plage, Chateau of Coucy, Fondation Claude Monet
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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