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.

Visit Chartres en lumières

Dates and times 2022 - 2023

The 21 sites in the heart of Chartres are illuminated EVERY night, at dusk. 

  • From September 2 to 8 : from 9 :15 pm to 1 am.
  • From September 9  to October 30 : from 9 pm to 1 am.
  • From Octobre 31 to Novembre 12 : from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm.
  • From November 13 to 30 : from 6:15 pm to 10:30 pm.
  • From December 1 to January 14 : from 6 pm to 10:30 pm.

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

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.