Chartres is a charming city not far from Paris...only an hour on the train and you're there. The main attraction is the beautiful cathedral (which houses a very important relic!), but there are gardens to explore and shops to visit. This small hamlet is a pleasant day trip; take your time to investigate the cavern-like cathedral and stroll leisurely through the gardens. Have lunch and shop, making sure to soak up the atmosphere of this adorable refuge away from the buzz of city life in Paris.