Chartres en Lumières,
16 April until 18 October.
For the 13th year running, the spotlight will be on Chartres when the enchanting city holds its annual festival of light, from When dusk arrives, you can see the city in a whole new way as light and video installations reflect off the city’s medieval monuments including the UNESCO-designed cathedral ( pictured above). See the spectacle by simply strolling through the illuminated town on foot or by joining a guided tour. Alternatively, catch the Petit Train to take in the sights with commentary from the driver.