I stopped off last week on my way back from England to see my youngest daughter in Le Mans. When I was there in September I read in the tourist info that they repeat part of La Nuit de Chimères, the spectacular summer light show, around the cathedral during December so I delayed my trip so I’d get to see it. If I’d known they were going to start on December 8th not December 1st I’d be in London right now and coming back next week. Sigh.
This morning my daughter sent me some pictures of what I missed – I feel like jumping on a train and going back there. Now.
And that’s just part of the show. I soooooo want to see it for myself.
Oh Victoria, You’ve missed a treat! They project all Monet’s paintings of Rouen Cathedral onto the Cathedral in the summer. It is spectacular and I could watch it every night. You have to go back!! I hope you got past Rouen OK!
It sounds like I’m going to have to spend some time in the north of France next summer! That sounds wonderful. I got through Rouen fine though I can’t say the signing is first class.
Wow! What a great idea. Something other cities ought to copy – maybe they do?
It seems Rouen does too. My daughter wonders wondered what made someone look at a very large medieval cathedral and think, what this really needs is a light show…
Wow, that looks lovely. We used to stop off for a night in Le Mans on our way back through France after Christmas in UK, but never got to see this.
I thiink they do the lights in July & August and December, but not right ffrom the beginning of December to my disappointment!
Absolutely beautiful!! Makes we want to paint.
Literary Relish said:
That’s fabulous. They do a similar thing in Strasbourg but it isn’t nearly as spectacular. http://www.ete.strasbourg.eu/index.php?page=cathedrale&hl=en