Where better than to spend Easter Sunday morning, than in Paris’ (or even the world’s) most beautiful and atmospheric church?
Mass is held at:
10am: Gregorian mass of the cathedral chapter
11.30am: mass presided over by Cardinal
12.45pm: mass celebrated at the main altar
The church will be very busy so arrive as early as possible before your chosen service to get a pew!
The iconic Sacré Coeur will be another popular option for mass on Easter Sunday and services are held throughout the day. On Easter Sunday (as on other Sundays and Feast days) translations of readings and hymns are given in English, German, Spanish and Italian on mass sheets.
Parisianist Tip: We highly recommend the Saturday evening service (Mass of the Resurrection) at 9pm at the Sacré Coeur. This is not only a highly atmospheric and moving service, but is also incredibly beautiful with the bone fire on the steps of the Basilica beforehand, set against the backdrop of the nighttime view over Paris.
This charming church dating back to the late fifteenth century is located right by the Pantheon in the Latin Quarter is the perfect option if you want to escape the crowds at the Notre Dame or the Sacré Coeur and have a more intimate setting. It is a 5 minute walk from the lively, pedestrianised rue Mouffetard and the colloquial square of Place de la Contrescarpe which would be perfect for an atmospheric post-mass drink or meal.
Mass is held at 11am and 6.45pm on Easter Sunday.
Whilst services in French can be very atmospheric and memorable, if you would rather attend a service in English, head to this American expat hub, located close to the Eiffel Tower.
On Easter Sunday, services are as follows:
7.30 am sunrise service on the quai by the church
9am traditional service with choir
11am traditional service with choir
1.30pm contemporary service with a band