Chartres & Lucerne - Travel Highlights - Day 6
We left our hotel in Amboise early on the sixth day of our European vacation. We had a 5:30pm flight to catch from Paris’ to Switzerland. Before the airport we wanted to stop along the way in the city of Chartres. Chartres is a little town well known for one thing: it’s grand cathedral. The structure dominates the town.
The labyrinth in the floor’s stone work impressed me. A priest sits inside a booth for people to speak and pray with. Outside on the back terrace the town of Chartres displays itself and another labyrinth in a terrace lawn. We walked around the cathedral’s ornate exterior.
From Chartres we walked back to the car and drove to Paris’s airport. We caught our flight to Basel. This airport sits on the border of three nations. After we found the door for the Swiss exit we caught a bus to the Basel train station. The town is industrial and modern. At Basel’s train station we purchased our Swiss rail passes and boarded a train to Lucerne.
We arrived in Lucerne around 10pm and hopped on a bus to our hotel. Then Carolyn and I went out for a walk to see the town at night. We walked the iconic Chapel bridge. It was Saturday night so we looked up service times for the Jesuit church on the waterfront. That leads us to our next episode with highlights from a full day in Lucerne.