chartres lights

Chartres (28 Eure-et-Loir, Centre-Val-de-Loire) is rightly renowned for its spectacular Gothic Cathedral which can be visible for many miles over the north/central region of France. The Cathedral has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Every summer the town floodlights the Cathedral and other impressive buildings in the town (Chartres en Lumière) providing a wonderful and free entertainment for visitors and locals – at nightfall nightly from 13 April 2024 – January 2025

This magical event climaxes with the Festival of Light, (Fête de la Lumière) in September the highlight of the season : more colored lights in additional locations, concerts, street shows and exhibitions.


The work on illuminations and sounds installed in the city of Chartres is meant to reflect the city’s contemporary, attractive cultural identity.

The area of the project is vast; the work is enhanced by the very surroundings provided by the historic city for the illumination systems and by the opportunity it gives to an artist for creating an overarching work comprising separate elements, applying a coherent concept of an original work on a city-wide scale.

For more info see

hotellerie saint yves, chartres
Hotellerie Saint Yves Hotel, Chartres

Good choice of holiday accommodation in Chartres, including B&Bs, self-catering and hotels such as the Hotellerie Saint Yves, a hotel in a 17th Century former monastery just 50metres from the Cathedral.

For more info and to check availabilty at this Chartres hotel see Hotellerie Saint Yves

see our Top 30 vineyard B&Bs in France

somewhere to stay, a ferry, a train or car hire?

The one-stop shop for train travel

stay on a French vineyard – over 250 vineyards featured across France – hotels, B&B, self-catering

Save on your hotel -

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.