July Events of Chartres Calendar 2011 - We're in the beginning of summer now... long summer vacation has kicked off!!
And everybody starts to search what's the best thing to do for the kids, for the whole family...
Read along this calendar events section to have some exciting ideas during your summer here... Chartres light show, summer festival and more... Remember also the most important moment for the whole French... July 14th Celebration fireworks!!
Here are the major schedules of July Events 2011 in date order...
Chartres en Lumières (continued from May 21)
When: May 21 to September 17
Where: 27 historic sites in Chartres center
This year Chartres Light Show starts at the same moment with another major event, fête du parfum, with the theme Chartres en Lumières and Chartres en parfum.
The colorful and "dancing" light illuminate 27 historic sites every fallen night to 01.00 am. It's really an unmissable moment, each illuminated sites tells story and almost each year have new sites with new illumination.
You could visit those illuminated places by le petit chart'train - depart from cathedral (no reservation need for individual) or else, if you wish to photograph them, a self guide could be a good option.
Chartres Summer Festivals
When: June 30 to August 27 at 09pm
Where: Chartres center
Chartrestival website: http://www.chartrestivales.com or call: +33 237 18 26 26
Chartres Summer Festivals (Soirées Estivales de Chartres) - free entertainments for all age during the summer vacation. Music of any styles and theater shows at different places in Chartres center also organ concerts in cathedral.
Le Dragon - Exhibition for Kids
When: until October 9
Where: Musée des Beaux Arts - see map
This legend mysterious animal always brings curiosity to us specially to the kids - what the dragon looks like, do it has wings, the dragon flame...
This exhibition lets us discover different dragons in several continents - Japan, China, Europe.
An interesting events for kids, also for the adults as our childhood memories.
July Events 2011 in Centre International du Vitrail Exhibitions
Presents stained glasses creations of Kim en Joong, an international artist from Korea.
This time exhibitions theme is Entre Ciel et Terre (Between Heaven and Earth).
Discover the stained glass art collections and history during Renaissance (15th - 16th century) in Chartres.
Festival International d'Orgue
When: Every Sunday from July 3 to August 28, at 04.30pm
Where: The Cathedral of Chartres
The 37th International Organ Festival present musician from several countries at the following date:
• July 3 - Yuka Ishimaru (Japan)
• July 10 - Pierre Pincemaille (France)
• July 17 - Christophe Mantoux (France)
• July 24 - Ludger Lohmann (Germany)
• July 31 - Dong-Ill Shin (South Korea)
• August 7 - Vincent Warnier (France)
• August 14 - Patrick Delabre (France)
• August 21 - George Baker (USA)
• August 28 - Laszlo Fassang (Hongary)
When: July 13 and 14
Where: Place des Epars and Hippodrome de Chartres
National Day Celebration on July 14... Chartres invite you celebrate the day in two nights. Here are the details: July 13 at Place des Epars - see the map
July 14 - at Hippodrome de Chartres (Rue Jean Monnet)
July Events 2011 at Mediatheque - L'Apostrophe
Just a reminder... it might be important to confirm the date and location of events as these following schedule may not reflect changes or cancellation.