The Light Route of Chartres In Lights
The health situation shows that the movement and grouping of people can help to maintain the spread of the Coronavirus in the country. In observance of the rules given by the Government, the City of Chartres had to resolve to cancel Chartres In Lights and the Festival of Light for the year 2020.
We look forward to seeing you in 2021 to discover all the novelties we had planned for you this year.
Take care and see you soon!
Discover the Chartres in Lights illuminated sites through this downloadable path of this event:
Chartres in Lights has also its app! It designs for those on the move. Not only does it give you a virtual visit, but it also guides you from site to another, on the spot, thanks to practical functionalities such as geo-localization. It is a true guide that will give you lots of information on the iconic locations of the city and their scenography, thematic paths and the agenda of events of the Chartres in Lights.
This free app is available at Google Play and App Store:
Focus on the illuminated sites
While some of them are static, almost all of the scenographies of Chartres in Lights are dynamic, using the technique of video mapping. Some are even interactive and transform you into a scenographer.
To preserve a high-quality and modern event, the scenographies are partly renewed every year. These new items are unveiled to the public in preview during the Festival of Light in September.
In 2021, four new original scenographies await you:
- Immerse yourself in the life of Jean Moulin, Prefect of Eure-et-Loir in Chartres and French Resistance fighter, on the façade d'Honneur of the Fine Arts Museum.
- Go back to 1254 to relive the meeting between the French King Louis IX and the English King Henry III that took place in Chartres, on the façade of the collegiate church of Saint-André.
- Observe a day in 4 minutes by following the course of the light projected by the sun and the moon on the facades of the church of Saint-Pierre.
- Watch the evolution of Lattre de Tassigny's fresco over the four seasons.
But the other sites will also amaze you:
- The royal doorway of Chartres Cathedral.
- The south doorway of the Notre-Dame Cathedral.
- The Museum of fine arts – The garden of bishop’s palace.
- The Museum of fine arts – Façade of honour.
- The north doorway of the Notre-Dame Cathedral.
- The Eurelium – The County's Archives.
- The Saint-Andre collegiate church.
- The bridges and wash-houses on the banks of the Eure.
- The Church of Saint-Pierre.
- The Rue des Écuyers.
- The De Lattre de Tassigny fresco.
- The Theatre of Chartres.
- The Apostrophe multimedia library.
- The Sainte-Foy church, chartres gallery.
- The Rue de l’Étroit Degré.