What time does the light show start in Chartres?
dusk to 1 a.m.
Chartres en lumières 2021 23 sites are illuminated in the heart of Chartres, EVERY night, from dusk to 1 a.m. (10:30 p.m. from October 31, 2021).
What are some characteristics about Chartres Cathedral that make it special?
One of the most distinctive features of Chartres Cathedral is the stained glass, both for its quantity and quality. There are 167 windows, including rose windows, round oculi, and tall, pointed lancet windows.
Why is Chartres called la capitale de la lumière?
The city lays on the banks of the river Eure, the town begins its life as a small river port. The Romans named to town as Autricum. In the 11th century Chartres becomes an intellectual and spiritual centre with the nick name “Capitale de la lumière et du parfum”, the capital of light and perfume.
What era is Cathedral of Chartres?
French Gothic art
Partly built starting in 1145, and then reconstructed over a 26-year period after the fire of 1194, Chartres Cathedral marks the high point of French Gothic art.
What perfumes are made at Chartres?
Chartres even has its own signature perfume – Autrica, which is available at the Tourist Office in the Maison du Saumon.
How do you get to Chartres Cathedral?
Chartres is an easy day trip from Paris, just an hour train ride from the Montparnasse station, where trains depart hourly, and it’s a 10-minute walk from the Chartres station to the cathedral.
What is so remarkable about the Chartres Cathedral Stained Glass?
What is so remarkable about the Chartres Cathedral’s stained glass? Of the 176 windows, it is remarkable considering all the damage they could have due to natural wear, wars and other elements. The Cathedral is massive, one of the largest in Italy, and it’s done was the largest in the world for many years.
What is the festival of light in Chartres?
The Festival of Light is a free event organised by the City of Chartres and taking place in the heart of the city of Chartres. Due to the health context, the 2021 edition of the Festival of Light is cancelled.
What will the Chartres Gallery look like?
The Chartres Gallery (formerly the Sainte-Foy chapel) will be inspired by the decorations of the 14th century stained glass windows of the Notre-Dame cathedral to pay tribute to the floral theme. The illuminations take place every evening, starting at dusk, and run in a loop:
When does Chartres en lumières 2021 start?
Chartres en lumières 2021 Chartres en lumières returns from April 10, 2021 until the end of the year! 23 sites are illuminated in the heart of Chartres, EVERY night, from dusk to 1 a.m. (10:30 p.m. from October 31, 2021). Including many new illuminations:
Why do medieval cathedrals look so beautiful?
The builders of medieval cathedrals undoubtedly sought to manifest a metaphysical understanding of the nature of light, and were conscious of the ability of light to produce beauty.