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Chartres Calendar - July Events 2011

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
Cost: free

Chartres Light Show - Mediatheque Apostrophe
Mediatheque - L'Apostrophe at night
during Chartres Light Show

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
Cost: free
More information:
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

Chartres Fine Arts Museum
The Fine Arts Museum
(Musée des Beaux Arts)

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

  • Stained Glass Exhibition of Kim en Joong
  • Chartres Stained Glass Exhibition
    Stained Glass Exhibition
    When: January 1 to December 31
    Cost: 4€

    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).

  • Les Vitraux de La Renaissance à Chartres
  • When: January 1 to December 31
    Cost: 4€

    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
Cost: free

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)

Fête Nationale

When: July 13 and 14
Where: Place des Epars and Hippodrome de Chartres
Cost: free

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

  • 07.30pm - 00.30am
  • Dining outdoor at Place des Epars! Everybody could brings their own picnic... several tables and caterers are there for you for this occasion.
  • 08.30pm - 00.30am
  • It's the dance time!!! You can dance in different styles this night.

July 14 - at Hippodrome de Chartres (Rue Jean Monnet)

  • 08.30pm
  • Music concert by The Rabeats - a night of the Beatles's!
  • 11.00pm
  • This is the moment... the fireworks! Too good to miss! Let's pray the weather will helps... Free bus will be ready to take you to Hippodrome from 07.30pm to midnight. Catch the bus at boulevard de La Courtille and Place Morard.

July Events 2011 at Mediatheque - L'Apostrophe

  • Sculpting Exhibition
  • When: July 6 to August 27 The art works of an artist Konrad Loder, this time theme is Le Marteau et La Fourmi.
  • Sculpting Exhibition - Meet the artist
  • When: July 9 at 11am The artist, Konrad Loder, presents to you his art works.
    Reservation recommended - call: +33 237 23 42 00
  • Know Your Mediatheque
  • When: July 19 at 03pm Mini guided tour inside the mediatheque building - to know more about its history and today's services.

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.

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