The Festival of Light
In 2002, the municipality chose to highlight its cultural heritage during a weekend in September. The enormous success met prompted the municipal council to renew the event. “Chartres en lumières” was born. In 2003, Chartres en lumières was a pioneering operation for the enhancement of heritage. Since 2004, it's unique in the world for its duration and the richness of its programming. In 2018, it's still one step ahead.
The Festival of Light offers a “city heart” that beats generously. It combines the magical atmosphere of Chartres in Lights, the discovery of new scenographies and the festive atmosphere of street shows and animations.
September remains a highlight of the season. A magical evening that Eurelians and visitors alike enjoy every year.
2019 Edition of the Festival of Light: Saturday, September 21
Details to come.
Back to the 2018 edition
This 16th Festival of Light took the form of a best of previous editions. You could then meet, or discover, the companies and artists who are master in the art of light games and who made this celebration a success.
Back to the 2017 edition
Alongside the 21 scenographies of Chartres Light Show 2017, three new scenographies of the 2018 season were revealed in preview.
23 animations and lighting installations completed the illuminations and animated the streets and squares of the restored city centre.