Chartres en lumières returns for its 20th edition with 21 stunning sites illuminated 7 nights a week, until 6 January 2024.

With Chartres en lumières, plunge into a colourful fairytale world and discover in an atypical way the essential sites in the heart of Chartres from dusk to 1am (11.30pm after the switch to winter time).

This event allows visitors to discover the city in a “different light”, at night, and to stop in front of buildings that reveal themselves in a different way. Indeed, the bridges and wash-houses of Chartres are made up of details that only light can sublimate, and the media library, a real architectural jewel, exposes all its secrets every evening… This year more than ever, Chartres is proud to have invested in low-energy devices, which allow this magical show to continue despite the current context.”

Jean-Pierre Gorges, Maire de Chartres

Further information can be found below.