Gloriette quay and wash house


This light is temporarily switched off.

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 times

The 21 sites of Chartres en lumières are illuminated EVERY, night from dusk to 1am (11.30pm from the 27 October), until 5th January 2025.

The lighting of the illuminations varies according to the time of nightfall.

  • April: around 9.30 pm / 9.45 pm
  • May: around 10 pm / 10.15 pm
  • June: around 10.30 pm / 10.45 pm
  • July : around 10.45 pm / 10.30 pm
  • August : around 10.15pm / 9.45pm
  • September: around 9.30pm / 9.15pm
  • October: around 9pm / 6.30 from 27 October
  • November: around 6.15pm / 6pm
  • December: 5.45pm
  • January : 5.45pm