Chartres en lumières 2022

Discover all the novelties of the season!

From April 30, 2022 to January 14, 2023, you are once again invited to plunge into a colorful fairy-tale universe, discovering the city center's must-see sites in an atypical way. Chartres en lumières returns for its 19th edition with 21 illuminated sites, including a few new ones: the Montescot Hotel is back and a gallery of characters will come to life in the rue Saint-Pierre.

You will also find the royal portal of the cathedral, the Fine Arts Museum, the collegiate church of Saint-André, the starting point of a magical journey along the Eure, the Saint-Pierre church, the Apostrophe media library...

Enjoy at your own pace and according to your desires the stories that are told to you: you will be able to freely elaborate your route and stroll in the city center of Chartres.

    What's new for 2022

    Crédit photo : ©Ville de Chartres ©Groupement Martino

    Montescot hotel

    With the completion of the administrative center, the Montescot hotel will be back on the list of sites to be illuminated this year. On the façade of the rue au Lin, a scenography of about 5 minutes will make you cross the times by emphasizing the architectural features of the building, with 3D effects and plays of light in the plants.

    Saint-Pierre Street

    Presentation of the new scenography during the season

    This street, which makes the transition between the lower city and the plateau of the city center, becomes a portrait gallery. Illustrious characters who have marked Chartres' history come to life and become the visitor's accomplices during the stroll.

    Visit Chartres en lumières

    Dates and times 2022 - 2023

    The 21 sites in the heart of Chartres are illuminated EVERY night, at dusk. 

    • April 30, 2022: from 9:45 pm to 1 am.
    • From May 1st to July 31st: from 10pm to 1am.
    • August 1 to 31: 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
    • From September 1st to 30th: from 8:30 pm to 1 am.
    • From October 1, 2022 to January 14, 2023: from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm.

    Your route

    Find all the illuminated sites on the Chartres en lumières map.

    Guided tours

    The Chartres tourist office offers guided tours for the most curious: "Chartres en lumières" and "Légendes et illumations en bord de l'Eure".

    For a more original and relaxing visit, take the Petit Chart'Train.

     

    Health recommendations

    Wearing a mask is recommended when physical distance cannot be maintained.

    The obligation to wear a mask indoors remains in public transport, health institutions and care facilities.

    Warning: wearing a mask is not enough to protect you from Covid-19. You must always perform barrier procedures and stay more than one meter away from all other people. For more information, visit the French Government website.