Foulerie wash house

The Enchanted River of Elves

Come to the magical land of elves.

Each bridge, each wash house is a Christmas preparation workshop where Santa's little employees are busy. While following the enchanted river, you will be able to observe along the bridges: the workshop of toys manufacture and confectionery, the one of preparation of candles and decorations of the tree...

A création by M2.Creative

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

The street of the Foulerie takes its name from the cloth trades that used to live in this part of the city. Their raw material? The wool of the Beauceron sheep.

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.