Follow the path of the sun and the moon on the facades of the Saint-Pierre church and let the light reveal the details of its gothic architecture. Go to the lower town and watch a new day dawn over the Saint-Pierre church.
From the depths of night to the first light of dawn, from the zenithal sun to the twilight, the whole palette of colors of the sun's activity is displayed on the facades of the church of Saint Peter.
The animation underlines with precision the details of the architecture with the will to make it a luminous reliquary, made of light, shadows, colored nuances.
A show amplified by the lighting of the stained glass windows from inside this masterpiece of Gothic art.
Artistic conception : BK Digital Art Company
A little history
This abbey was built in the 7th century by Queen Bathilde, wife of Clovis II. The nave and the upper parts of the choir were then built in the 13th century. The Saint-Pierre church was classified as a historical monument in 1840 with a particularity: you have to go down some steps to enter the nave.
And take the opportunity to admire the exceptional stained glass windows from the 13th and 14th centuries, which still illuminate this remarkable monument.
Visit Chartres en lumières
Dates and times 2022 - 2023
The 21 sites in the heart of Chartres are illuminated EVERY night, at dusk.
- April 30, 2022: from 9:45 pm to 1 am.
- From May 1st to July 31st: from 10pm to 1am.
- August 1 to 31: 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
- From September 1st to 30th: from 8:30 pm to 1 am.
- From October 1, 2022 to January 14, 2023: from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm.
For a more original and relaxing visit, take the Petit Chart'Train.
Wearing a mask is recommended when physical distance cannot be maintained.
The obligation to wear a mask indoors remains in public transport, health institutions and care facilities.
Warning: wearing a mask is not enough to protect you from Covid-19. You must always perform barrier procedures and stay more than one meter away from all other people. For more information, visit the French Government website.