Collegiate church of Saint-André

Father Christmas takes off

The presents are ready, the reindeer are waiting, the elf mechanic finishes preparing the sleigh behind the walls of the stables. Father Christmas will be able to start his tour.

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Chartres en lumières celebrates Christmas

From 26 November to 14 January, the most beautiful monuments illuminated by Chartres en lumières are decked out in Christmas colours. 

Find out about all the Christmas illuminations

A little history

Built at the beginning of the 12th century, it was enlarged in the 13th century. It was at this time that an arch of 14 meters spanning the Eure was built to support the choir of the church in flamboyant Gothic style.

Since its renovation in 2000, the collegiate church of Saint-André has hosted various events, including exhibitions of contemporary art as part of the "Chemin des Arts".

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.

- from 6 November to 14 January inclusive from 6pm to 11.30pm.

> Find dates and times in our calendar.

Your route

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