Chartres en lumières returns from April 10, 2021
until the end of the year!

7 – The Saint-André collegiate church (new 2021)

About the scenography

Artistic design: “Faune et Flore : D’herbiers en bestiaires…” (Fauna and Flora : From herbariums to bestiaries...) – M2.Creative

The Saint-André collegiate church illuminated by M2.Creative – Chartres en lumières

New in 2021 !

Naturalism and fantasy meet in four moving pictures on the Saint-André collegiate church.

Plants and animals from medieval herbariums and bestiaries gradually come to life to recreate a typical Eurelian forest. But this magic suddenly ends up going out of control and the pages of the grimoires fly away in a whirlwind to come to life on the bridges and wash houses of the Eure.

The collegiate church, like a world map, soon joins the movement and turns on itself at full speed. Rivers, streams and seas mix together to form a single waterway along which you are invited to travel.

 


About the Saint-André collegiate church

In the Gallo-Roman period, an amphitheater stood at this site. There are some stones in the walls of one of the crypts. Several churches were built and destroyed between the 10th and 17th centuries. Since its renovation, the collegiate hosts various events.

Dating mainly from the 12th century, this collegiate church has been converted into an exhibition center. In the past, his choir rested on an arch spanning the Eure, prolonged by another arch crossing the street. The Saint-André collegiate church, a listed historic monument, has, as it has done every year for the last four years, a new colorful scenography made up of four successive dressings.

 


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