Chartres In Lights 2019: from April 27 to October 12, every night.

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Tours of Chartres in Lights

Guided tours of Chartres in Lights

The Tourist Office proposes you to discover the Chartes Light show with a guide through two kinds of visits. For information, you need to book for these tours.

The Chartres in Lights' tour

It’s the opportunity to view must-see scenographies on a route around the city and hear the latest behind-the-scenes stories from the event. This guided tour is only available in French. 

Dates, schedules and meeting place :

  • Saturdays, April 21th and 28th at 10 pm
  • Saturday, May 5th at 10 pm, and Saturdays May 12th, 19th and 26th at 10:30 pm
  • Saturday, June 2th at 10:30 pm, and Saturdays June 9th, 16th, 23th and 30th at 10:45 pm
  • Saturday, July 7th at 10:45 pm, and Saturdays July 21th and 28th at 10:30 pm
  • Saturday, August 4th at 10:30 pm, and Saturdays, August 11th, 18th and 25th at 10 pm
  • Saturdays, September 1st, 8th, 22th and 29th at 9:30 pm
  • Saturdays, October 6th and 13th at 9 pm

Meet at “Chartres tourisme” (Tourist Office).
The visit lasts 2 hours.

Pricing :

  • Adult: 13 €
  • Child (from 5 to 12 years old) : 6,50 €
  • And free for under 5 years old
Information and reservations :
  • Tourist Office
  • 02 37 18 26 26

The Lights of Chartres “Privilege”

Visit both the Chartres Light Show and the cathedral crypt by candlelight. This guided tour is only available in French.

Dates, schedules and meeting place :

  • Fridays, April 20th and 27th at 10 pm
  • Fridays, May 4th, 18th and 25th at 10 pm
  • Fridays, June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22th and 29th at 10 pm
  • Fridays, July 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th at 10 pm
  • Fridays, 3rd, 10th 17th, 24th and 31th August at 10 pm
  • Fridays, September 7th, 14th, 21th and 28th at 10 pm
  • Friday, October 12th at 10 pm

Meet at the North Gate of the cathedral.
The visit lasts 2 hours.

Pricing :

  • Adult: 17,50 €
  • Child (from 5 to 12 years old) : 8 €
  • And free for under 5 years old
Information and reservations:
  • Tourist Office
  • +33 (0) 2 37 18 26 26

Various day programs and trips in Chartres

Different packages based on the theme of “light” are offered during the Lights of Chartres event: VIP evening, 2-day/1-night trip, personalised programs for magical moments together with family or friends.

More informations:

  • Tourist Office
  • +33 (0) 2 37 18 26 26 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Themed paths

Enjoy the event with our themed paths to download here in French. The themed paths are also available in the Chartres Light Show’s application in english, downloadable in Apple Store and Google Play.

Disponible sur Google Play

Disponible sur l'App Store


On board the tourist train

For all ages, commented tours in French (tour in English according to the majority of visitors in the train). On Friday and Saturday in May, June, September and October; every day in July and August. Departure in front of the Cathedral.

More informations:

  • Tourist Office
  • +33 (0) 2 37 18 26 26 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


Visits by canoe-kayak

“Chartres Métropole Canoë-Kayak” offers supervised descents from the lower town (“Basse Ville”). The tours are 4.5 km long and last about 2 hours.

It is an original way to discover the scenographies of Chartres in Lights throughout the Eure.

Individual or group visits.

Chartres in Lights - supervised tour

  • Departure / Arrival : “Chartres Métropole Canoë Kayak”, Claude Panier rugby stadium, 8 Rue Georges Brassens, 28000 Chartres
  • Tour : Loop of the Lower Town of Chartres - 4,5 kilometres - about 1h45
  • Schedules : Depending on sunset and ephemerides
  • Pricing : 35 € / person - 25 € for children under 12 - No tickets via the tourist office
  • Dates :
    • Friday 6 and Saturday 7 July 2018
    • Friday 20 and Saturday 21 July 2018
    • Friday 27 and Saturday 28 July 2018
    • Friday 3 and Saturday 4 August 2018
    • Friday 10 and Saturday 11 August 2018
    • Friday 17 August 2018

Self-guided tour

  • Departure / Arrival : “Chartres Métropole Canoë Kayak”, Claude Panier rugby stadium, 8 Rue Georges Brassens, 28000 Chartres
  • Tour : Maximum 5.5 kilometres - 1 or 2 hours
  • Schedules : From 13h00 to 18h00 on weekends - On reservation during the week, depending on availability
  • Pricing canoë : 8 € / person / 1 hour (6 € for under 12) - 12 € / person / 2 hours (8 € for under 12) - No tickets via the tourist office
  • Pricing paddle : 10€ / person / 1 hour - 18 € / person / 2 hours

Lower town of Chartres - supervised tour

  • Departure / Arrival : “Chartres Métropole Canoë Kayak”, Claude Panier rugby stadium, 8 Rue Georges Brassens, 28000 Chartres
  • Tour : Loop of the Lower Town of Chartres - 4,5 kilometres - About 1h45
  • Schedules : On reservation only - for groups of 6 or more - No tickets via the tourist office
  • Pricing : 25 € / person - 18 € for children under 12 years old

More informations and reservations:

  • Website : http://www.canoekayakchartres.fr
  • Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Phone : 06 21 01 00 99

General Terms and Conditions:

  • Swimming skills : parental discharge to be signed on the spot
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult
  • Is included in the rental : insurance, boat, vest, paddle and can
  • Closed shoes mandatory (no flip-flops)
  • Bring : sailing gear, shoes, water, sun cream

Contact Us

Information : City of Chartres
Place des Halles
28000 Chartres
02 37 18 47 84
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www.chartres.fr
Production : City of Chartres