As the drive home from Loire valley takes about 6.5 hours, i was searching for a town/city that we can visit on our way home and take a lunch break or something.
After some googling, i decided on Chartres as the Chartres cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage site and apparently very famous and well visited too.
The cathedral was indeed very nice and enchanting (as my friends described). The stained glass collection was beautiful.
But that was it. the town is very small and there's nothing much to do or see. good thing this was a "by the way" stop -- Chartres is promoted as a day trip from paris and i am not sure i will be very happy if i made the trip specially from paris just to see the Cathedral ;p