Mill and Saint-Père bridge

Lagoons and Amazon

Flamingos flying away, endless rivers in the middle of immense forests, heavenly lagoons, a sky adorned with a thousand colors... The dream is not far away.

Fauna and flora : M2.Creative has concocted for you a magical stroll, with sound ambiences conducive to immersion. Animals escape from a medieval bestiary to find themselves on the various bridges and wash houses scattered along the Eure. The banks of the river, the bridges, the laundries and the collegiate church of Saint-André change in appearance and become the home of animals and trees from elsewhere, even from another time.

Artistic design : M2.Creative

A little history

Originally built in wood, the Saint-Père bridge is certainly the oldest bridge in Chartres. In the 14th century, it was used as a reservoir for three mills (Saint-Père, des Morts and Herle), which soon became one.

In 1892, under one of its arches, a door was built to allow the city workers to clean the river. Today, only the frame remains.

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.

Find the exact dates and times in our calendar.

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

Masks and barrier gestures are still recommended when physical distancing cannot be maintained.