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.
A little history
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.
Visit Chartres en lumières
Dates and times 2022 - 2023
The 21 sites in the heart of Chartres are illuminated EVERY night, at dusk.
- April 30, 2022: from 9:45 pm to 1 am.
- From May 1st to July 31st: from 10pm to 1am.
- August 1 to 31: 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
- From September 1st to 30th: from 8:30 pm to 1 am.
- From October 1, 2022 to January 14, 2023: from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm.
For a more original and relaxing visit, take the Petit Chart'Train.
Wearing a mask is recommended when physical distance cannot be maintained.
The obligation to wear a mask indoors remains in public transport, health institutions and care facilities.
Warning: wearing a mask is not enough to protect you from Covid-19. You must always perform barrier procedures and stay more than one meter away from all other people. For more information, visit the French Government website.