Long summer vacation has arrived and it's time to have a look what things to do in Chartres in July. Some people
leave Chartres for vacation while others prefer to spend their summer
holidays around the city. Some people go, some people stay and some people come.
Do you know Chartres beach? Yep, I am serious! When the sun shines, you will see the crowds hang out in Place des Epars to play with water fountain... just like in a beach. You will probably remember of Paris beach along the Seine river!
Summer at Place des Epars
Other top things to do this month include summer evening events, free concert and fireworks on Bastille day, international organ festival and lots more.
Here are things to do in Chartres Events July:
Chartres en Lumière
When: April 12 to October 12
Where: Chartres city center
Chartres en Lumière - the city will be nothing without the light! That is why Chartres is also known as the Capital of Light!
What's NEW! this year: the light show will last longer from on April 12 through October 12, which means two week extra time! New animations onto 23 museums and historic sites, you should not miss this!
The show starts right after the dusk (around 10pm) until 1am. You can enjoy it in many ways; by riding the white little train (le petit chart'train) - depart from cathedral (no reservation needed for individual), by bicycle or walk! The last one is perfect for getting the best night photography.
International Organ Festival - 40th edition
When: Sundays from June 29 at 4.30pm
Where: Chartres cathedral
- June 29, Oberlin Choristers and Canterra Musica (USA)
- July 6, Hardford Chorale (USA)
- July 13, Académie de Musique Sacrée (France)
- July 20, Emile Bernard (France)
- July 27, Ensemble de solistes Cyrillique (Rusia)
Fête Nationale 2014
Greatest highlight in celebrating the French National Day 2014:
Earth Wind and Fire Experience feat. Al Mackay concert and of course fireworks... and it's free!
July 13 at Place Billard : 8.30pm - 11.30: Dancing (prom night) with OK Fred Orchestra
July 14 at Chartres Hippodrome
Tips: Free shutlle buses (navettes) are on your service, from the city center to Chartres Hippodrome round trip.
Soirées Estivales de Chartres
The longest list on Chartres Event July - 23rd Edition of Summer Evening Festival, starts showing from 9pm.
Chartres Events July at Mediatheque de Chartres
Please be sure to check out and confirm Chartres Events July 2012 before heading out to avoid any disappointment because of schedule changes or cancellation!