Chartres en lumières at Christmas time

From 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.

On the agenda

New in 2022 : the Montescot Hotel

Family meal in the living room : behind the windows of a fantastic building in blue and gold tones, a whole family is gathered for the Christmas feast. A creation by M2.Creative.

 How to get to the Montescot Hotel

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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

  How to get to the Museum of Fine Arts

More about the Fine Arts Museum

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

How to get to the royal portal of the cathedral

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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

  How to get to the Collegiate Church of Saint André

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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

 See the bridges and washhouses on the map

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

  How to get to the quay and the Gloriette wash house

More about the quay and the Gloriette wash house

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.

> Find dates and times in our calendar.

Your route

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