A traditional family hotel and restaurant since 1919, Le B?uf Couronné is an institution and one place you must visit in Chartres. A stone's throw from the Cathedral, the city centre and the shops, and only 5 minutes on foot from the train station, Le B?uf Couronné is in the ideal location, less than one hour from Paris, in the Capital of Light and Perfume. The Vinsot family will be delighted to welcome you to this charming hotel with 17 bedrooms which are constantly being refurbished and are all individually decorated in a contemporary style with a warm and cosy feel. Relax in "Christie's" wine bar where you can enjoy the house cocktails and a selection of hand picked wines. What's more: We have private parking only 50 metres from the hotel and comfortable family rooms.
Close to both Paris and the Châteaux of the Loire, Chartres is internationally renowned for its Cathedral, which is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Things to visit include the Cathedral, the Crypt and the Bell tower, the International Stained Glass Centre, Churches, Maison Picassiette, the Museum of Agriculture, the Museum of Fine Arts, the School Museum, the Archaeology Museum and the gardens. There is a Golf Course, a Water Park, the Parc des Bords de l'Eure (pedalos, kayaking, canoeing, mini-golf etc.), a Horse Riding Centre, a racecourse, hot air ballooning and cycling all nearby. One event you must not miss is Chartres In Lights (every night from April to September). Discover the stained glass windows and Chartres blue, which is found nowhere else in the world. Visit the Palace of Versailles (80km-45 min by train), Château de Maintenon (20km), Château Anet (50km) and the Royal Chapel of Dreux (35km). The Châteaux of the Loire and the Loire Valley vineyards are only 90 minutes away. The Festival of Light, the unique stained glass windows, Cosmetic Valley, the local heritage and history have made Chartres a prosperous and dynamic city now known as the Capital of Light and Perfume.