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Chartres / Illiers Combray Saint-Jacques by bike

Nature & small heritage
32,69 Km
2 h 10 min
I cycle often
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Chartres
Illiers Combray
After leaving Chartres, Saint-Jacques by bike head for llliers-Combray, town which inspired Marcel Proust for his mythical book "A la recherche du temps perdu". The places mentioned in his famous work: the Pré Catelan or the house of Tante Léonie, now the Marcel Proust Museum, immerse you in the atmosphere he created. There is also a gentle transition to a more hilly territory, between Beauce and Perche.
202.1 m 234.93 m

The route

On small roads marked "Saint-Jacques à vélo".

You leave Chartres by the Eure valley and follow a network of cycle paths on the Beauce plateau to Fontenay-sur-Eure. You will take small roads to Illiers-Combray, in a typical Beauce agricultural environment.
Common stage with the Veloscénie itinerary (double signposting).

SNCF

  • TER train line Illiers-Combray – Chartres – Paris. See schedule
  • Chartres train station
  • Illiers-Combray train station
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Cycle path
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