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.