Museum of Fine Arts : the façade of Honor

Jean Moulin in the spotlight

Do you really know Jean Moulin? His career, his first act of resistance, his fight and the message he left to France? It is a tribute in pictures to the most famous prefect of Eure-et-Loir which awaits you at the Museum of Fine Arts in Chartres.

Prefect, Resistance fighter, but also artist, relive the highlights of the life of Jean Moulin. Re-discover Jean Moulin through his various works: pictures, paintings, epistolary accounts, historical posters...

And what better place to pay tribute to him than the façade of the Musée des Beaux-Arts, located near his former office in Chartres!

Artistic design : BK Digital Art Company

The Chartres Museum of Fine Arts

Classified as a historical monument in 1906, this former episcopal palace has been used as a set for several films. Today it houses a rich collection of ancient and modern art (Zurbaran, Chardin, Vlaminck, Soutine...) and an important Oceanic collection.

To know more about the Fine Arts Museum and its exhibitions

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.