Out of all the cathedrals and churches in France that The Husband and I have been to throughout the years, I definitely think Chartres has the most beautiful grounds. What made the grounds even more magical was the free baguette that we ate for lunch on the grounds!
Funny story — The Husband and I spent probably a half an hour walking around the little side streets, looking for the perfect place to eat lunch. As we were just about to give up and go to a place neither one of us wanted to go, a nice looking lady stopped us on the street and asked if we eat baguettes. Um, YES! Only like 2 a day. Turns out she was from the office of tourism and they were doing a baguette survey — we took ten minutes to taste test baguettes for the city and we got our favorite one for free as a thank you gift. Pretty good deal, right? This is why we love France and we love being able to speak French. If we had only spoken English we would have been a no go! God bless those baguette loving people.