Maison Ailleurs

Chartres, Eure-et-Loir

Peace and ancient beauty in the heart of Chartres, tranquil studios with an exquisite rose garden to wander round


3 places


Each sleep 2

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

A short stroll from the glorious cathedral is the home of the former bishop. Valérie and her husband, after a life of international travel, fell for its beauty and brought it back to life. Now the right wing is this young family’s second home as they travel between the UK and Chartres, and the two studios and one apartment are in the left, up a wide stone stair: L’Evêché in the original chapel, with a modern four-poster and dramatic stripes, Le Jardin overlooking the garden (idyllic, walled and full of roses), and Charles V on the second floor, elegant in dove greys and soft yellows, with a sofabed for groups of 4. Find iPod docks, Nespresso machines, flawless kitchenettes, lovely linen. The parking is a boon.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
2pm-7pm Monday-Saturday
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Cot available in L’Evêché and Charles V.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants within walking distance.


Nightly price
from €110
Weekly price
from €660
Sofabed available in Charles V to sleep 4 in total, €10 per day.
1 Studio for 2
From €1301 bedroom
1 Apartment for 2
From €1601 bedroom
1 Studio for 2
From €1101 bedroom



The perfect B&B. Apart from it being a convenient stopover driving from Calais to the Lot (with private parking), everything about Maison Ailleurs exceeded our expectations. We stayed in the Bishop's room, which has the most wonderful WOW factor with its dramatic decor. Valérie, friendly and attentive without being intrusive, has oodles of style, which shows in the way she has masterminded the refurbishment of the whole building. Her breakfast was nothing short of exquisite. Highlights were the homemade brioche, yogurt and granola, plus the best scrambled eggs ever. Bravo Valérie!

Jeni, London

Maison Ailleurs is an unforgettable historic building with first rate accommodation. Valerie is a charming and gracious hostess who ensures that you have everything you need, including booking our restaurant for dinner and ensuring that we had everything we needed for breakfast. The location is ideal with a 5 min walk to Chartres Cathedral and the city centre with it's restaurants etc. We plan to visit again.

Simon, Ashtead

We have had some incredible breaks staying in places shown on your website. Its a great source of correct information and never disappoints. We have had the pleasure this week of staying in Maison Ailleurs and found it just perfect. Valerie is the consummate Hostess and is utterly charming.


The most perfect suite/apartment. Stunning property in the centre of Chartres. Nothing is too much for Valerie., the owner. Beautifully presented breakfast, delivered to your room. Comfortable 6' bed. Perfect stay in wonderful surroundings. Highly recommended., it was hard to leave.


After a quick swing through southern France, staying in four different Sawday's BnB's, we ended our trip with a night at Maison Ailleurs in Chartres. Although each BnB was wonderful in its own way, Maison Ailleurs ended up as our favorite. The combination of style (the brilliant Bishop's Room) and service (the delicious breakfast brought to our room) was unbeatable. There was space for our car, an easy walk into the heart of the old city and a quiet night's sleep at Maison Ailleurs. All around perfection.

James, Fort smith

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Valérie Genique

  • Located in the historical town of Chartres, near to the cathedral, to the pedestrian quarter and to the commercial centre, feel home at this historical bishop residence with a rose garden and with private parking.
  • Since 2008 the Chartres cathedral has been benefiting of a major renovation. The renewed gothic features are a window into history as it returns bit by bit to its former self.
  • Located in the heart of the "Comestic Valley", during the warmer half of the year Chartres offers a night-time tour with numerous light shows thanks to the festival "Chartres en Lumières". This will allow you to discover the city in a different light.
  • Near to the cathedral and to the town centre, you can make the most of a moment of calm in the verdant square or under the shade along the edge of the river Eure; call it little Venice. .
  • Chartres is full of activities for each of you. Discover the Musée des Beaux Arts or the Maison Picassiette. Discover and make the most of the Odyssée, the largest aquatic complex of France.
  • Stroll or cycle through the historical centre and discover the magnificent château's of the region. The famous château de Maintenon is only 20 minutes from the town centre. Take a day trip to others such as Chateaudun, Versailles or Paris.