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Sondra Apr 6th, 2000 08:03 PM

Malcolm Miller Tour Chartres
 
My husband and I are planning on a trip to Chartres in May. Is the Malcolm Miller tour worth it? If yes, how far in advance do we need to book or can we wing it? Also, if you have the phone number for reservations this would be appreciated.

kay Apr 13th, 2000 11:02 AM

Dear Sondra, <BR> <BR>It is definitely worth it! He picks several windows and explains them in detail (so his tours vary in topics everyday), which is a lot more informative than just looking at them. I don't think you need to make a reservation - we just showed up at Chartres and joined the tour at the designated time. We also went in May, and there aren't as many people that time of the year. Enjoy!! <BR> <BR>Kay

elaine Apr 13th, 2000 11:57 AM

tours at 12 and 2:45 I believe <BR>If you want to check to make certain he will be there, the telephone number I have is 02 37 28 15 58.

MarkJ Apr 13th, 2000 05:05 PM

We just returned from Paris (see "Just Back from Paris" posted today). Chartre and Mr. Miller's tours (we took both the 12 and 2:45) were highlights of the trip. You do not need to book in advance, just show up (meet just outside the gift shop). Take a pair of binoculars to really see the windows. Most people recommend a half day for Chartre but we could have spent a day or two there easily. So by all means GO!!! <BR> <BR>If you want to see the Labaraynth(sp) you'll have to look carefully as it is not easy to see (unfortunately they had chairs covering it when we were there). <BR> <BR>Have a great trip!!

steve Apr 16th, 2000 08:19 AM

No tour you take will be worth more!!!! <BR>Plan on taking at least the morning and afternoon tour. Frankly, if I ever get back there, I will take it for two days! When I went, he asked who had been there the day before so he would do a minimum of repeating.

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Rex Feb 17th, 2001 10:54 AM

I was looking for something else (a story for my daughter on this weekend's "All Things Considered") - - and I stumbled on this story on the Feb 11 weekend edition, telling about Malcolm miller and his tours of Chartres Cathedral. <BR> <BR>www.npr.org/ramfiles/watc/20010211.watc.06.rmm <BR> <BR>Informative, if you have never enjoyed one of Mr. Miller's tours - - and a nice reminiscence, if you have. <BR> <BR>Best wishes, <BR> <BR>Rex <BR> <BR>Postscript: You might wonder why top two similar threads with this information. I searched on "Mallcolm" and found these two thread - - and it didn't seem that one was more worthy than the other to which I might attach this new message. <BR> <BR>If this forum had an easier way to locate and direct readers to a specific (previous) posting by a unique identifier (timestamp), it would not be necessary to repeat information so tediously. This is my new crusade, and I am thinking about adding this postscript (when applicable) to every new reply I make here. If you agree with me, then please write to Danny Mangin or David Downing - - [email protected] - - and encourage them to move forward with this improvement (and any others they have up their sleeves) to this best-on-the-web travel forum! <BR>

KB Feb 19th, 2001 09:08 AM

This tour is an essential part of any trip to Chartres. Personally, though, I'd take the earlier tour. Mr. Miller did not seem as crisp after lunch.

sam Feb 19th, 2001 09:38 AM

Very worth the time and money. You'll get a whole lot more out of your visit to Chartres this way. Take the morning tour.

LSKahn Feb 23rd, 2001 06:28 PM

I guarantee you will look at cathedrals differently after taking Malcom Miller's tours. He is the best tour guide I have ever had. It's more like a university lecture, but so fascinating. <BR> <BR>Enjoy Chartes!

clairobscur Feb 23rd, 2001 07:01 PM

<BR> Just wondering...Do Mr Miller lead guided tours in french? <BR> After reading all these threads about him, I am extremely curious, but I probably won't understand much following <BR>his guided visits in english...

kelly Feb 23rd, 2001 07:37 PM

How much did the tours cost?

Kathy Winters Feb 24th, 2001 07:45 AM

Are tours available year round? Heading to Paris in March.


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