Chartres: five cultural outings to do this summer

The five cultural outings to do in Chartres this summer. Drawing (© Laurent Rebours)

Are you in love with stained glass? Meet at the Lorin workshops, whose know-how and fame are known internationally. They are part of the last stained glass workshops dating from the 19th century in the world. This safeguard and enhancement project in cooperation with the city of Chartres (Eure-et-Loir) concerns as much the buildings listed as historical monuments since 1999, as the exceptional archives. Find the exhibition for free from July 3 to September 5, 2021 at 2 rue Saint-André in Chartres.

The Maison Picassiette is one of those well-known monuments that is worth seeing. An example of architecture made up of earthenware and glass mosaics cast in cement, this famous house open since May 19, 2021 at 22 rue du Repos in Chartres, will close its doors on November 15. Free for under 18s and € 6 for others, meeting from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Sunday except Tuesday.

For archeology lovers, the Archeology department has been offering since May an interactive archaeological map of Chartres called C’cherloQ. You will understand, it represents the archaeological past of Chartres. Go investigate!

For lovers of literature, the Apostrophe media library offers several exhibitions. Located right in the center, the media library offers a wide range of written and graphic documents, a walk between the 16th and 20th century in connection with local history. To be enjoyed until December 31st.

And finally, 40 black and white photographs by Thierry Penneteau will be available on the 5th floor of the media library. The exhibition which started on July 6 will take on September 26, 2021.

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