7 – The Saint-André collegiate church
About the scenography
Artistic design: Graphic Studio of the City of Chartres – Bénédicte Ahssini, Jean-Baptiste Maradeix and Stéphane Lebouché
The Collegiate Church of Saint-Andre was restored by the City in 2006, and regained its place in the city and in the heart of the people of Chartres. This “old lady” was from then on one of the most beautiful exhibition areas of Chartres. For 3 years, it has been a canvas for plays of light by the graphic designers of the city hall. With no other guidelines than the dimensions of the building, they designed the scenographies of the Lights of Chartres.Each week, visitors can discover a different scene among the 5 proposed.
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.