Chartres is a medieval town with a distinct character. During the Middle Ages it was a very significant pilgrimage destination and is still a popular site for people from around the world looking for inspiration. Notre Dame Cathedral in Chartres houses Virgin Mary's original veil as well as some spectacular stained glass windows. Chartres hotels are busy most times of the year and can be booked online. Stroll down the city roads, which are named after the products sold there at one time, like the ‘rue de la Petite Cordonnerie,’ or Shoemaker’s Road. Chartres hotels offer modern facilities.
Chartres is often called "the Capital of Light and Perfume" as it lies in the centre of the Cosmetic Valley. The city hosts a perfume festival in the month of April each year. Tourism is the main economy booster here. Numerous people visit the Gothic Chartres Cathedral, which has been designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO and is the biggest French cathedral. Along the ancient streets you see contemporary shops with many Chartres hotels catering to the pilgrims from around the world. Chartres hotels offer good facilities when you make a trip after your business meeting in Paris.