My first visit to Chartres Cathedral was as a college student, in 1965. From 1989 to 2005 I served as director for One Heart Tours, leading small groups to pilgrimage sites in France, usually including Chartres. that's why I have been there 53 times. During those years, I accumulated comments and advice about Chartres. I have included some of those pages here, even though they may be dated (such as giving prices in francs).
My last Chartres tour (2004) before retiring from the travel business
Chartres photos from our 2001 group
Defending Chartres from the Templars: Mything the Point