Fresco of Lattre de Tassigny

Chartres on stage

When night takes over the city, watch this mural come to life through the seasons.

The scenography

Shh, don't make any noise, the shooting is in progress! Everyone is there. The technicians are working under the watchful eye of the director. The actors take their places.

But, did you recognize the main actor? Wouldn't it be General Marceau? The famous child of Chartres. You have the eye! It is indeed him who advances with his horse, he holds the first role in the film.

Now look at how time passes. The seasons pass by while the filming continues. Spring, summer, autumn and winter follow one another and fill the fresco with countless details.

Artistic design : CitéCréation, Jean-François Charles, et BK Digital Art Company

A little history

In the heart of Chartres, rue du maréchal-de-Lattre-de-Tassigny, admire an impressive 170 m2 mural : "Chartres en scène". Made by CitéCréation, 300 liters of paint were necessary for the composition of the fresco.

It pays a singular tribute to General Marceau. A native of Chartres, he is renowned for his feats of arms in the revolutionary army during the Empire. As a sign of his importance for the city, a street, a statue, a square, a column, a mural and a high school bear his name. On this mural, he blends into the setting of a movie scene.

The cooperative company of muralists CitéCréation creates monumental mural works of all kinds: frescoes, decorations, scenographies, urban design. These creations are intended to reveal, mark and embellish monuments, industrial or service spaces, even neighborhoods or cities.

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.

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.