19,90 Km
1 h 19 min
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Maintenon
Chartres
Heading out from Maintenon, the aquaduct's arches form a grand backdrop to the first part of this stage. Following the Eure Valley, the countryside has a rustic charm. Then Chartres Cathedral beckons, an unmissable goal as you cycle along the roads on this stage of La Véloscénie.
48 m 66 m

The route

Take care on the D 18 road south of Maintenon. Then the route meanders along the Eure Valley, taking you past typical old villages. To cross Chartres, leave the ordinary road to follow a greenway from Champhol towards the south side of town. Pay attention, as there's no signposting as yet on the greenway, which makes the route somewhat more complicated along here, notably south of the cathedral. 

Work in progress

The Veloscenic is currently closed at Jouy, Saint Prest, Champhol and Lèves, because of work on sewage and water system along the Coulée verte. We suggest to follow a deviation to avoid the area of ​​work: download the map - download the GPS track. This deviation is not signposted. 

Railway station

Maintenon et Chartres stations : many Express Regional Transport (TER) from and to Paris-Montparnasse.

TIC

Chartres : +33 2 37 18 26 26

No to be missed

Maintenon : castle, its park and its unfinished aqueduct.

Chartres : the cathedral - The International Centre of stained glass, +33 2 37 21 65 72 – The Conservatory of Agriculture, +33 2 37 84 15 00 -The fine arts museum, +33 2 37 90 45 80 -  The picassiette house – parks and gardens

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