Gloriette quay and wash house


In the lower town, the magic takes possession of the place at nightfall. On the banks of the Eure, meet at Quai Gloriette, where you will encounter animals from elsewhere, even from another time.

Artistic design : Luminariste

A little history

Located opposite the rue de la tannerie, near the corroierie, the Gloriette wash house was in the leather district where tanners and leather workers worked. Many craftsmen lived in this district on the waterfront, protected by a rampart built in 1185. Downstream was the "massacre", an old slaughterhouse near which stood one of the 7 city gates. Continuing upstream, other trades were spread out along the river: wool and leather workers (tanners, curriers, shippers, etc.) and cloth workers (whippers, dyers).

Dates and timetable

The 21 Chartres en lumières sites are illuminated EVERY evening at dusk from April to January.

See you in April 2024 for a new season.

> The dates and times will be published in our calendar shortly.