Saint-Pierre's Church

Day and night

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.

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