20,20 Km
1 h 19 min
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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.

Elevation of the stage

60 m 78 m

Waytypes of the stage

Cycle path: 6,05 km By road: 14,13 km

Surface of the stage

Lisse: 20,18 km

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. 

Railway station

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


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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