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.

Dates and times

The 20 sites of Chartres en lumières are illuminated EVERY night from dusk to 1am (11.30pm from 29 October), from 15 April 2023 to 6 January 2024.

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

  • April: lighting up 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 pm / 9.45 pm
  • September: around 9.15pm / 9pm
  • October: around 9pm
  • 29 and 30 October: around 6.15pm / 6pm
  • November: around 6.15 pm / 6 pm
  • December: around 5.45pm
  • January : around 5.45pm