Kaleidoscope Nights

 
Kaleidoscope Nights

Inspired by the stunning stained glass windows of its famed 13th-century cathedral, every night from April to September the city of Chartres illuminates a score of the city’s principal buildings, squares, bridges and streets in a blazing swirl of brilliant colors orchestrated by lighting expert and scenographer Xavier de Richemont. Some of the light-show projections are still, some in motion, most are astonishing. Among the must-see sites in their luminous glory are the cathedral, the Beaux-Arts museum, Saint Pierre and Saint André churches, the 19th-century theater and the 20th-century Médiathèque. www.chartresenlumieres.com

Originally published in the June 2008 issue of France Today.

 

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