Malcolm Miller Tour Chartres

Apr 6th, 2000, 08:03 PM
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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.
 
Apr 13th, 2000, 11:02 AM
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Dear Sondra,

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!!

Kay
 
Apr 13th, 2000, 11:57 AM
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tours at 12 and 2:45 I believe
If you want to check to make certain he will be there, the telephone number I have is 02 37 28 15 58.
 
Apr 13th, 2000, 05:05 PM
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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!!!

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).

Have a great trip!!
 
Apr 16th, 2000, 08:19 AM
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No tour you take will be worth more!!!!
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.
 
Jun 3rd, 2000, 02:30 PM
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Feb 17th, 2001, 10:54 AM
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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.

www.npr.org/ramfiles/watc/20010211.watc.06.rmm

Informative, if you have never enjoyed one of Mr. Miller's tours - - and a nice reminiscence, if you have.

Best wishes,

Rex

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.

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!
 
Feb 19th, 2001, 09:08 AM
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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.
 
Feb 19th, 2001, 09:38 AM
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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.
 
Feb 23rd, 2001, 06:28 PM
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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.

Enjoy Chartes!
 
Feb 23rd, 2001, 07:01 PM
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Just wondering...Do Mr Miller lead guided tours in french?
After reading all these threads about him, I am extremely curious, but I probably won't understand much following
his guided visits in english...
 
Feb 23rd, 2001, 07:37 PM
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kelly
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How much did the tours cost?
 
Feb 24th, 2001, 07:45 AM
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Kathy Winters
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Are tours available year round? Heading to Paris in March.
 
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