Place Billard

In the heart of Chartres

During Chartres en lumières, the Place Billard dresses up in lights every evening.

During Chartres en lumières, the Place Billard dresses up in lights every evening.

The covered market, an essential place in the city center, is highlighted by dynamic lighting.

In its heart, an original illustration representing the city of Chartres is projected on the ground. You will find the emblematic places of Chartres, symbols of the historical and cultural heritage of the city.

Artistic conception :  MO-CA illustration

A little history

Completely disappeared in the 19th century, the castle of the Counts of Chartres once stood on this square, in the heart of a district that was political, administrative and commercial. During the revolution, it served as a prison for the famous brigands of the Orgères gang.

In 1800, only the ruins of the castle remained and were destined to be demolished. This space became the place of the vegetable market and the market hall was built in 1899. The square takes its name from a dynasty of Chartres mayors.

Billard  Place has a "Baltard" type architecture from the beginning of the 20th century and houses the covered market. Today, this square is a place to meet, relax and stroll, hosting the city's market every Wednesday and Saturday morning.

Visit Chartres en lumières

Dates and timetable

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

> Find dates and timetables* in our calendar.

*The 2023 timetable is provisional.

 

Your route

> Find all the illuminated sites on the Chartres en lumières map.