Chartres Events July 2014

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

Bastille Day 2014 in Chartres

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!

Details program:
July 13 at Place Billard : 8.30pm - 11.30: Dancing (prom night) with OK Fred Orchestra

July 14 at Chartres Hippodrome

  • 9.30pm - 11pm: Earth Wind and Fire Experience featuring Al Mackay concert
  • from 11pm: Fireworks 'feu pyromélodique'  

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.

  • July 1 - Cathedral North Portal, Gauthier Toux, jazz
  • July 2 - Place Billard, Clin d'Oeil, kids entertainment
  • July 3 - St. Aignan church, Raphael Trarieux, organ concert
  • July 4 - Place Marceau, Leo Y Su Ricasalsa, salsa
  • July 5 - Cathedral South Portal, Kat Mataf, Celtic music
  • July 7 - Cathedral North Portal, Instrumentarium de Chartres, medieval music
  • July 8 - Cathedral South Portal, Rallye St-Hubert, trompes de chasse
  • July 9 - Place Billard, Pierre Diot, one man show
  • July 10 - St. Aignan church, P. Delabre and J.L. Serre, organ
  • July 11 - Place Marceau, Churchfitters, Celtic music
  • July 12 - Cathedral South Portal, Celkilt, Celtic/Rock music
  • July 15 - Cathedral North Portal, Bien Aller Eurélien, trompes de chasse
  • July 16 - Place Billard, Marionnettes des 4 Saisons, kids entertainments
  • July 17 - St. Aignan church, Pierre Quéval, organ concert
  • July 18 - St. Aignan church, Mannheim, symphony orchestra 
  • July 19 - Cathedral South Portal, The Littles, English pop songs 
  • July 20 - Place Marceau, De Calm, French songs
  • July 21 - Cathedral South Portal, The Christians, pop/soul
  • July 22 - Cathedral, Choeur Cathédrale de Brecon, orchestra
  • July 23 - Place Billard, Patrick Peralta, theater
  • July 24 - Place Marceau, Outside Duo, Celtic music
  • July 25 - Place des Halles, Sanfuego, gypsy
  • July 26 - Cathedral South Portal, Rolling Dominos, rhythm and blues
  • July 28 - Place Billard, La Bande à Fernande, French songs
  • July 29 - Place Marceau, Ni Que Ni Tête, French songs
  • July 30 - Cathedral North Portal, Les Kalderas, kids entertainment
  • July 31 - St. Aignan, David Cassan, organ concert

Chartres Events July at Mediatheque de Chartres

  • June 26 to September 6 - Exhibition: Le Chuchotement de Muses: Images-Poèmes by Leslie Xuereb
  • July 19, 3.30pm -  film projection: Benda Bilili (of Renaud Barret and Florent de La Tullaye, 2010)

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!

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