Occupying the northern part of the Centre-Val de Loire region, the department of Eure-et-Loir has its fair share of places to visit! Different types of accommodation are offered to you by trusting HomeCamper. You'll be able to choose the garden that's most suited to your requirements!
The Eure et Loir is marked by thousands of kilometres of marked trails. Nearly 3000 kilometers of trails are available for hikers of all levels. There are many walks for the whole family, such as the paths of Jacques de Compostelle for example.
Walks along the river, especially by boat or even by sail, are possible thanks to the Eure and Loir rivers and thanks to the vast bodies of water in the department (such as the Mézières-Ecluzelles lake).
Fishing is, therefore, an appreciated activity in the area!
Finally, while passing through Eure et Loir, we advise you to stop at the cave of Foulon, to see its many galleries and dinosaur bones.
In terms of history, the Eure et Loir has a rather remarkable historical heritage.
Chartres, the capital of the department, is a city full of wealth.
Its Chartres cathedral has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This 12th century architectural marvel has 170 glass windows (Chartres has the largest set of medieval stained glass windows in the world): the light effects are therefore particularly enchanting.
We advise you to attend the fête des lumières in Chartres. Light projections are sent to the Cathedral of Charters: the show is stunning!
While passing through Chartres, we also recommend that you walk through its centre and walk through the many cobbled streets.
The collegiate church of St André or the gardens of the Bishopric are to be seen.
The Château de Châteaudun and its 31-metre keep, the Château-museum of St Jean in Nogent, the royal chapel in Dreux and its chandeliers also represent points of interest, particularly for history buffs.
We particularly recommend the castle of Ferte-Vidame. Only remnants remain, but they are particularly impressive!
Finally, in terms of gastronomy, Chartres pâté, cider from Perche and Proust madeleines will delight the gourmands!
The department of Eure-et-Loir knows quite a lot of rainfall throughout the year, but the temperatures compensate for most of the rain. You can plan your trip from the months of May to September, but keep in mind that you should check the weather before your trip!
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!