Chartres In Lights 2019: from April 27 to October 12, every night.

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Chartres In Lights

The 2019 edition of Chartres In Lights

The 2019 edition of Chartres In Lights will take place from April 27th to October 12th, every night.

The Festival of Light will take place on September 21th.

For those who still don't know, let's arrange this with a look back at the 2018 editions of Chartres In Lights and the Festival of Light. And see you soon!



From April, 27th to October, 12th 2019 : An event not to be missed !

24 sites, all part of an exceptional historical heritage, are illuminated each night: Notre Dame Cathedral, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site (3 displays: royal gate/north gate/south gate), the old Episcopal Palace (grand façade of the Fine Arts Museum and the Bishop's Garden), churches, bridges, wash houses at the edge of the Eure river, the multimedia library, streets and squares of the upper town.


On September 21th, join the Festival of Light

And, Saturday, September 21th 2019, it's the Festival of Light. Don't miss this event full of magic! 


To prepare your visit and find your way on site

“Chartres In Lights” is a free stroll through the streets of the city centre. Enjoy the story at your own pace and according to your desires. Go from one site to another in the direction that will inspire you. All the scenographies run in a loop: you won't miss a thing of the show.

You can also opt for a free thematic visit by following the routes proposed on the Chartres In Lights application.

In addition, it will offer you some information on the artists's intentions, as well as on the history of the scenographed buildings.

The Chartres In Lights application can be downloaded free of charge from :

Disponible sur Google Play

Disponible sur l'App Store


The Tourist Office offers guided tours of the event. Do not hesitate to contact the Welcome Team which is at your disposal to help you organise your stay in Chartres.


They wrote about Chartres In Lights

“We have spent the last two evenings enjoying « Chartres en Lumières », thank you !!”

Annette, Netherlands, may 18, 2018


“Amazing ! I am from Ecuador and my parents, my sister and I, we unexpectedly stumbled upon “Chartres en Lumières” 6 years ago and we really loved it. I came back with my parents this year, this time on purpose, and we are leaving Chartres more than happy. I think it will become our new family tradition !”

Maria A., September 17, 2017


“My 4-year-old son is excited by the lights of the cathedral. And I have to confess that he is not the only one ! I would like to congratulate the different professions who created and produced these exceptional realistic drawings !”

Caroline C., September 28, 2017


“We enjoyed very much your light show. Compliments !”

Cinzia, Laura, Claudio, Massimo, Italia, August 2, 2017


”We were yesterday in Chartres and we were blow away by the beautiful lightshow throughout the city. Especially the music & light show on the Cathedral was excellent.”

Jean-Paul W., Netherlands, July 26, 2017


Our Partners

Scenographers and technicians give their best each year to make you live a unique moment. But Chartres In Lights wouldn't be the success we experience every year without the help of our reliable partners, whom we warmly thank.

This year, they are our partners

Partners 2018 of Chartres In Lights


Contact Us

Information : City of Chartres
Place des Halles
28000 Chartres
02 37 18 47 84
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Production : City of Chartres