The Light Route of Chartres In Lights
In order to add sparkle to the upturn in activity, Chartres In Lights is exceptionally shifting its season. From July 11, 2020 to January 3, 2021, you can enjoy the sites illuminated every evening at the following times:
- Until October 24th: from 9 pm to 1 am.
- From October 25th to October 28th: from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm.
- From October 29th to November 7th: from 6:15 pm to 10:30 pm.
- From November 8 to November 19: from 6:00 pm. to 10:30 p.m.
- November 20 to January 3, 2021: 5:45 pm. to 10:30 pm.
As the supply of documents is still not allowed due to the health context, you will find the map displayed near the illuminated sites. You can also download the application.
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 2020, 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.