Saint-Hilaire arcades and bridge


The arcades and the Saint-Hilaire bridge reveal sumptuous African landscapes. But be careful, don't let yourself be distracted too much, because some inconvenient animals might appear. From the banks of the Nile to the great lakes, colorful landscapes and exotic animals parade on the bridge and the arcades.

Fauna and flora : M2.Creative has concocted for you a magical stroll, with sound ambiences conducive to immersion. Animals escape from a medieval bestiary to find themselves on the various bridges and wash houses scattered along the Eure. The banks of the river, the bridges, the laundries and the collegiate church of Saint-André change in appearance and become the home of animals and trees from elsewhere, even from another time.

Artistic design : M2.Creative

A little history

The 12th century Saint-Hilaire bridge linked the Morard gate to the Saint-Hilaire church, which has now disappeared. This church was next to the Saint-Pierre church. Travelers arriving from the south or from Orléans, entered the city through this access. It is one of the only bridges that survived the bombings of the Second World War.

Visit Chartres en lumières

Dates and times 2022 - 2023

The 21 sites of Chartres en lumières are illuminated EVERY evening at dusk from April to January.

Find the exact dates and times in our calendar.

Your route

Find all the illuminated sites on the Chartres en lumières map.

Guided tours

The Chartres tourist office offers guided tours for the most curious: "Chartres en lumières" and "Légendes et illumations en bord de l'Eure".

For a more original and relaxing visit, take the Petit Chart'Train.

Health recommendations

Masks and barrier gestures are still recommended when physical distancing cannot be maintained.