Chartres en lumières at Christmas timeFrom 26th November to 14th January
Like every year, Chartres en lumières is taking part in the Christmas festivities.
From 26 November to 14 January, elves, gifts and snowy landscapes will return to the façades of Chartres cathedral, the collegiate church of Saint-André and the bridges and wash houses of the lower town. The Montescot Hotel will host a brand new scenography representing a Christmas meal.
See you from November 26th at 6pm to see the Christmas magic spread over the buildings illuminated by Chartres en lumières.
New in 2022 : the main façade of the Museum of Fine Arts
Lapland : You will be transported to the magical scenery of Lapland. Fir trees, snow, reindeer, stars and northern lights shine and come to life in the beautiful Christmas night. At the centre of this magical and marvellous fresco, Santa's house is there to welcome young and old alike before the great journey. A creation by M2.creative
The royal portal of the cathedral
The royal portal of Notre-Dame Cathedral is dressed in its festive clothes. A succession of colourful scenographies telling the story of the last days before Christmas.
A big clock ticks away the last few minutes before the holidays. The Christmas decorations come to life: little angels twirl around the branches of the tree and Christmas candles fly up to the stars. The famous stained glass windows of the cathedral are gradually disappearing under the snowfall. Christmas has arrived... A creation by M2.Creative
The Collegiate Church of Saint André
Father Christmas takes off : the presents are ready, the reindeer are waiting, the elf mechanic finishes preparing the sleigh behind the walls of the stables. Father Christmas will be able to start his tour. A creation of M2.Creative
Bridges and washhouses in the lower town
The enchanted river of the elves: in the land of the elves, each bridge and each washhouse is a workshop where Santa's little employees are busy preparing for Christmas. Following the enchanted river, visitors will be able to observe the toy-making workshop, the confectionery workshop, the candle preparation workshop, the Christmas tree decoration design workshop... A creation by M2.Creative
The quay and the Gloriette wash house
Celestial Cloud : on the long wall of the Gloriette, a constellation of light. Solar stars and glacial flakes mix and dance above the Eure. A creation by Luminariste
Visit Chartres en lumières
Dates and times 2022 - 2023
The 21 sites of Chartres en lumières are illuminated EVERY evening at dusk from April to January.
- from 6 November to 14 January inclusive from 6pm to 11.30pm.