Centre International du Vitrail Chartres
Creating hand-made objects

Hands-on in Chartres

Immerse yourself with
Near Chartres
in 1 hour away from Paris from Paris
Alone - With another person

Just one hour from Paris, in Eure-et-Loire, discover Chartres and get creative DIY-style. Here are three ideas to tempt you: discover stained-glass designing, take part in a cookery workshop or make a vegetable tart with local, seasonal produce.


Revealing the nuances of glass

‘Mirror, mirror…who is the fairest of them all?’ The fairest stained-glass city? Chartres of course! After exploring every corridor of the International Stained Glass Centre, why not try your hand at a stained-glass workshop in the company of a master glassmaker? Explore the treasures of this ancient heritage at the Ateliers Loire and discover a palette of colours to put a rainbow to shame.


Patrick Forget

Get hands-on

Do you love food and cooking? Are you fan of Top Chef and you dream of taking a cookery class with advice from a chef? Awaken the culinary expert in you at the Atelier Gourmand and learn to cook like the chef of a gourmet restaurant during a group or tailor-made workshop.


L’Atelier Gourmand

A totally local and seasonal tart

After this class, no recipe will daunt you, so try your hand at a tart made entirely from local and seasonal produce! Beauce flour from the Pelard mill in Bois-de-Feugères, fresh farm eggs from O d’Alice, dairy products from Perche and vegetables you’ve picked yourself at the Ferme du Verger; Eure-et-Loire has everything you need to consume 100% short circuit while treating yourself in your cosy gîte.


Centre International du Vitrail
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Centre International du Vitrail
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Suzanne Eure et Loir tourisme

Suzanne, 27 years old. I am an adventurer at heart and expert backpacker. I arrived in Eure-et-Loir by chance in 2019. Since then, I have been exploring every corner of the region to find the best spots for activities, mini adventures, cycle paths, hiking routes, festivals, party locations, local producers and more. I love everything that follows an eco-friendly and local approach and I have blossomed like a flower in the sun in this diverse and yet relatively unknown region. I can’t wait to share my favourite local places with you!

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