Chartres Events June 2014

My top picks in Chartres Events June 2014 list includes La fête de la musiqueLa fête de l'eau (Water Festival) and not to mention the on-going light show

The weather in June is usually miserable; high humidity, windy and rains a lot, so prepare a proper dress if you wish to attend those unmissable attractions. 

Here are the things to do list, if you are in Chartres in June:

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 walking! The last one is perfect for getting the best night photography.

Baking Classes

Where: Maison du Saumon, 8 rue de la Poissonnerie
Reservation : 
Call : +33(0)2 37 18 26 23/24 or 

All classes start from 2.30pm

  • June 7 : Baking class for adults - Macaron chocolat pistache, cost: 23.90€/person.
  • June 25 : Baking class for kids (8 - 14 years old) - Petit roulé gourmand, cost: 17€/child, 18€/adult (parents)


Horse Racing

horse racing

When: June 23 at 12 noon
Where: Hippodrome de Chartres, 12 rue Jean Monnet
Call: +33(0)237 34 93 73
Entry ticket: free

Le Tour d'Eure et Loire Espoirs

When: June 14 and 15 
Where: Department 28 - Pierres, Senonche, Gallardon, Mainvilliers, Béville le Comte, Chateudun, Chartres

Arrive in Chartres approximately on Sunday, June 15 at 11.15am

Fête de La Musique - 32nd edition

When: June 21 from 7.30pm

  • Place des Epars:
    - Stéphane Massaro (flashmob) - 7.30pm
    - OMR (blues, rock) - 10pm
    - The Todiwells (blues, country, folk) - 9pm to 10pm
  • Boulevard Chasles:
    - Les Potes Rient (rock) - 9pm to 10pm
    - Gordon Bennett (rock) - 10.30pm to midnight
  • Place Marceau:
    - Stéphane Massaro (flashmob) - 8pm
    - Matt² et LEs Souris dansent
    (Jazz) - 8pm to 9pm
    - Les Têtes de Piafs
    (french songs) - 10pm to 11pm
  • Rue St. Même: La Bande à Fernande ( French songs) - 8pm to 11pm
  • Rue Noel-Ballay: Ouaouarons (French songs) - 9pm to 23.30pm
  • Rue du Bois-Merrain: Au 36 du mois (French songs) - 9pm to 23.30pm
  • Rue de Lattre de Tassigny: Patatrack (pop, rock) - 9pm to 11pm
  • Rue de la Clouterie: Matt² et Les Souris dansent (Jazz) - 9pm to 0.30am
  • Place du Cygne: Sur le fil (pop, rock) - 9pm to midnight
  • Chartres cathedral north portal: Y'a d'la voix (choir performed by 80 singers and musicians) - 8.30pm to 10.30pm
  • Bishop's Palace garden: The Shame (pop, rock) - 9pm to 11pm
  • Tetre de la Poissonnerie: choir performed by student of François Villon School - 3.30pm to 4pm
  • St. Peter church: Choeur Philharmonique International (classical music) - 7pm to 10.30pm
  • Place St. André:
    - 13 Diesel (rock) - 8pm to 9pm
    - Yellow Stone (hard rock) - 10.20pm to 11.50pm
  • Butte des Charbonniers:
    - DJ 2000 (divers 80's) - 7.30pm to 10pm
    - Scène électronique (electro, house, techno) - 10pm to 0.30am
    - Bhale bacce (reggae, club) - 5pm to 0.30am
  • Place des Halles:
    - Jean Macé School (choir) - 3.30pm to 4.30pm
    - The Big Toasters (rock) - 8pm to 9.30pm
    - Diezena (pop rock) - 10.30pm to 11.15pm

Fête de l'Eau - 15th edition

When: June 27 from 8pm - 11.30pm
Where: Parc des Bords de l'Eure through Guy Nicot square

The famous Water Festival, it is a celebration the importance of Eure river for the residents of Eure et Loir. The festival takes place around the old bridges over the Eure river, parks, parking lots and on street along the river. Numbers of animation for kids and family such as carousel, bouncy castle, table football, canoe-kayak, music, dance and many more.

Soirées Estivales de Chartres

  • June 25 - theater, Incroyable cathédrale, at Cathedral North Portal
  • June 26 - organ concert, Association des Grandes Orgues
  • June 28 - brass band, Les shows de cuivre, Chartres city center
  • June 28 - symphonic orchestra at Cathedral North Portal
  • June 29 - theater, Incroyable cathédrale, at Cathedral North Portal
  • June 30 - harmony music, Orchestre d'Harmonie de Chartres, at Cathedral North Portal

Theaters, Musics and Dances

Theatre Portail Sud, 8 cloître Notre-Dame
Call: +33 (0)237 36 33 06

  • June 5, 6 at  9pm, June 7 at 5 and 9pm, Poing de Vue, by Topick  admissions: 15€
  • June 10 and 11 at 8pm, Roméo et Juliette, by Delry Guyon, admission: free!
  • June 20 at 9pm, June 22 at 6pm, Au Nom du Loup, animated by Michel Crance, admission: free!

Please be sure to check out and confirm Chartres Events June 2014 before heading out to avoid any disappointment because of schedule changes or cancellation!

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