Rendez-vous in Eure-et-Loir, the gateway to the Loire Valley

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Rendez-vous in Eure-et-Loir, the gateway to the Loire Valley Chartres fr

In the Eure-et-Loir, at the heart of the contrasting areas of Perche and Beauce, there is something for everyone. For a getaway near Paris, the Perche Regional Nature Park is a destination rich with flourishing nature. Chartres cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is an entryway towards the Loire châteaux. The Eure Valley takes visitors in the footsteps of Diane of Poitiers and Madame de Maintenon.

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