The way of the Cathedrals connects Chartres to Orléans. It allows pilgrims to join the Way of Vézelay or that of Tours via Chartres or Orléans. It connects two mythical sanctuaries of the medieval world and two masterpieces of medieval architecture, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO.

The marked route crosses the Beauce, from dirt roads to small roads, through Berchères, Voves, Fains, Orgères, Sougy and Orléans for about 75 km, in three or four stages, on a route that follows the Roman road in the heart of Beauce following the pilgrims of past centuries.

The Way of the Cathedrals crosses two departments of the Centre-Val de Loire (CVL) region, Eure-et-Loir (28) and Loiret (45).

In the CVL region, this way is implemented and maintained by the communities : Compostelle28, Compostelle45, Chemins du Mont Saint-Michel and by Maison du Tourisme Coeur de Beauce.

In Orléans, the route joins the Way of Tours.