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An original visit idea: Crypt by candlelights

The Chartres Cathedral ‘Service des Visites’ offers an original tour inspired by the Office of Tourism

Wait for nightfall…
Go back in time and find the spirit of pilgrims from the Middle Ages!

Unlike an ordinary tour, this is a full-immersion experience in darkness…

Night tours of the crypt, where visitors are surrounded by the glow of candlelight, are set to the rhythm of medieval hymns sung by the guide, and offer both a poetic and mystical reading of the Cathedral.
Come let yourself be immersed – for individuals or groupstake the path of ancestors and experience the legendary stories within these walls, overflowing with history.
Let yourself be transported by the sacred appeal of this place and discover a brand new way of visiting the crypt.
Our guide – a true storyteller for the occasion – will take you take you back in time as part of this great candlelight vigil.

The 2021 program is still being planned: do not hesitate to regularly check our calendar or to send an email to the Cathedral’s ‘Service des Visites’.