Monthly Archives: June 2016

Hôtellerie Saint-Yves, Chartres, France


Hôtellerie Saint-Yves, Chartres

1 rue St Eman, 28000 Chartres, France
Phone: +33  (0)237 883740, Fax: +33 (0)237 883749
Web:  Mail :

Stay: 16th -17th  June 2016

This year my humans were looking for a different place to stay in Chartres to offer you a wider range of possibilities. That’s how they found this lovely hotel built on the site of an ancient monastery. Nowadays a hotel were seminars and celebrations take place as well. It’s located just around the corner of the famous Cathedral of Chartres in a peaceful setting overlooking the town.

After having some troubles getting into old town (you should press the button at the restricted areas so they will give you access. The only way to reach the hotel by car!) we finally reached the hotel. We, Tibor and my young 6 months old daughter Tessa were glad to get out of the car. The free parking didn’t have much green but even though we were happy with the fresh air.

The room was great. Not very big, but spacious enough for us and our human couple. You could imagine quiet well that is was a monastery before. Our humans were happy with the comfortable beds and they said it was all OK for one night. The lady at reception was very friendly too.

We were perfectly accepted in the lift/elevator and around the reception area. No extra fees were added. Humans can book an additional breakfast, which mine didn’t. They took is into the village to have breakfast and dinner. Both no problem at all as dogs are in general excepted. Of course only if you know how to behave.

Like I told you before…. Chartres is a place to return. Lots of sightseeing for humans, but also relaxed for us dogs!

 **Chartres is a nice city with an amazing Cathedral.  It’s a nice place to stroll around with some green areas. En general dogs are accepted in bars or restaurants. Check about the latest events at the Tourist Office or mail:


Chartres (city), France


Chartres Tourist Office
8, rue de la Poissonnerie – CS 10289
FR-28008 CHARTRES Cedex, France
Phone: +33 (0) 237 18 2626,
Web:  y Mail:

 Visit: June 2015 and 2016


Chartres is a city and capital of the Eure-et-Loir department  in France. It is located  about 96 km (60 mi) southwest of Paris.  As it need only approximately one hour travel on land from the capital Chartres becomes one of the most favourite day trip or weekend break destinations from Paris.

As we travelled from Spain to the Netherlands it was an excellent place to have an overnight stop. Close to the motorway, small enough to visit in one day and interesting enough to make it worth our visit. Of course I, Tibor, checked it out for you on its ”dogfriendlyness”…

Chartres is best known for its cathedral, “ the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres”, which is considered one of the finest and best preserved Gothic cathedrals in France and in Europe. Its historical and cultural importance has been recognized by its inclusion since 1979 on the UNESCO list of World Hertige Sites.  My humans just loved it! Actually we went to visit Chartres two years on a row. At night there is an amazing and very popular light show. One of the reasons why Chartres nowadays is also known as the capital of light. Of course we went to see part of it. My humans were impressed, I found it sometimes a bit scary! Movement on those big walls, I really didn’t know what to think about it…. .

Besides Chartres is the capital of perfume. Did you know that the famous Guerlain, Nina Ricci or Paco Rabbane were produced here ? I can tell you… I couldn’t smell that while strolling around!

What I loved about it is its size. Easy to walk around, with lovely gardens, the smell of grass and flowers and fellow dogs. My humans were amazed by the fact that there were lots of lazy dog owners not cleaning up after their mates. I didn’t have problems with that as I love the smell of it! But I do understand that its helpful for us dogs to be more and more excepted around.

I felt more than welcome in some of the shops, restaurants and bars. Even during my second visit, this time with Tessa my daughter (6 months at the time), it was easy to find a place to have dinner or breakfast.  So I would say: give Chartres a go!