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Located about an hour from Paris by train, Chartres is a small city that draws many visitors to its renowned cathedral. Direct regional trains from Paris Montparnasse are available at peak commuter times, making the journey in one hour. Most trains take 1 hour, 15 minutes, travelling direct to Rambouillet and then stopping at all stations to Chartres. The Chartres Rail Station has a small caf and a news kiosk with ample selection; bathrooms are open irregularly.
The 12th century Cathedral of Chartres, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site, is known as France's top Gothic cathedral. Walk along the city streets to view the lovely half-timbered houses, among which the Maison du Saumon (Salmon House) and the Maison de la Truie qui File (Spinning Sow House) are the most impressive.
Recent modernisation efforts have effected many changes in the city, but historical remnants survive strongly. The 13thcentury church of St Pierre has a fine display of stained glass, and a walk down the river reveals the ruins of the old city gate.
Visitors should hire a car at the rail station to explore the surrounding villages. Car rental is the ideal option for making a daytrip to Maintenon, home to a beautiful little castle. Chartres car rental can be booked online, where the best rates on the market are found.
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To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).