Eurelium – The County's Archives

Tribute to Jean Moulin

At the bend in the rue du Cardinal Pie, discover an explosion of colors on the facades of the Eurélium! Enjoy the illumination of the building, which pays tribute to Jean Moulin, prefect of Eure-et-Loir in Chartres and French Resistance fighter.

Artistic design : Lumière de verre

A little history

The Eurélium

Built in the 18th century, the Eurélium was first the minor seminary of Chartres, a Catholic school attached to the diocese of Chartres. At the end of the 18th century, several structures followed one another in the building: courts, a veterans' barracks, classes for the departmental central school...

Once re-established, the diocese of Chartres installed the major seminary of Saint-Charles there, for the training of future priests. At the beginning of the 20th century, the departmental archives took possession of the premises.

Today, the Eurélium brings together the organizations serving the economic and tourist promotion of the department.

Dates and times

The 20 sites of Chartres en lumières are illuminated EVERY night from dusk to 1am (11.30pm from 29 October), from 15 April 2023 to 6 January 2024.

The lighting of the illuminations varies according to the time of nightfall.

  • September: around 9.15pm / 9pm
  • October: around 9pm
  • 29 and 30 October: around 6.15pm / 6pm
  • November: around 6.15 pm / 6 pm
  • December: around 5.45pm
  • January : around 5.45pm