Chartres light show

Chartres light show: the event not to be missed!

Since 2003, the city of Chartres, member of the international network of illuminated cities "LUCI", has become aware of the need to develop events around the Light which could gather locals and invite tourists to an unusual discovery of its entire heritage.

"Chartres light show" has become one of the major events in the city, through its spectacular night tour, and reveals more than 20 monuments and major attractions highlighted and put in music.

Practical information

  • From July 11th 2020 to Janurary 3rd 2021. 
  • 176 consecutive evenings of light shows.
  • The show is completely free and audiences can tour the sites on foot.
  • Festival of light, 19th September (postponed to 2021).
  • Several family shows and sporting activities organised around the event.

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Walking-tours to discover Chartres light show!

During the period of Chartres light show each Saturday and some Fridays, guided tours (in french, according to 2020 calendar) will take you for a commented stroll to discover more than 20 monuments and sites: the light will be shed on technical and scenographies.

Reservations: Tourist Office of Chartres Urban Area - +33(0)2 37 18 26 26.

With the little train

Night's tours to discover Chartres light show every Friday and Saturday evening in May, June and September, every evening in July and August.

Departure: close to the cathedral (no reservation possible).

The event is available through its application "Chartres en lumières" and is available on all smartphones and downloadable free of charge here.