Easter in Paris, masses, egg hunts, concerts and more
If you are planning to come to Paris in April, you will probably celebrate Easter in Paris!
There are plenty of events to go and a lot to know about special exceptions in Paris on occasion of Easter. But first, you have to know that you are very lucky to be in Paris in April. That is because the weather is good. Even when it’s cold, you can enjoy sunny days.
Easter 2020 dates and weather forecasts
Easter 2020 is on April 12. If you come to Paris to celebrate Easter 2020, I suggest to note down other special dates too. Good Friday is April 10, and April 13 is Easter Monday. Usually, during these days people love to plan a day-trip outside Paris. That is why I suggest remaining in the city!
…Also, they usually propose many events and concerts to go to, on Easter!
Weather forecasts for Easter 2020 are good! April is one of the best months to visit Paris. That is because the weather is not too cold or too warm. The temperature average in April 2020 in Paris is 57 F° (14 C°).
Usually, the weather in April is rainy with many “sunny breaks” during the day! Anyway, if you are coming to Paris for Easter, you will see how the city changes at the beginning of the Spring.
Easter 2020 masses in Paris
Whether you would like to follow the Easter mass in the English language, or you would like to experience French celebrations 100%, here are the churches to note down.
Easter 2020 masses in English
Here is where to go to join Easter masses in English language in Paris:
- American Cathedral, 23 Avenue George V, arrondissement 8;
- St Michael’s Church, 5 rue d’Aguesseau, arrondissement 8;
- The Scots Kirk, 17 rue Bayard, arrondissement 8;
- Trinity International Church of Paris, 58 rue Madame, arrondissement 6;
- St Joseph’s Catholic Church, 50 Avenue Hoche, arrondissement 8;
- American Church, 65 quai d’Orsay, arrondissement 7;
- Temple de Pentemont (also known as United Protestant Church of Pentemont-Luxembourg), 106 rue de Grenelle, arrondissement 7.
Easter 2020 masses in French
- Sacre Coeur Basilica, 35 rue du Chevalier de la Barre, arrondissement 18;
- Sain Sulpice, 2 rue Palatine, arrondissement 6;
- Eglise Saint Eustace, 146 rue Rambuteau, arrondissement 1.
Easter Egg Hunts 2020
Easter egg hunts in Paris is one of the most loved activities for children by who is coming even for just a 3-days weekend in Paris.
Joining the Egg hunts is a good idea for those who are looking for ideas to celebrate Easter following Parisian traditions.
Here is the schedule of Paris Easter egg hunts in 2020.
The Parc André Citroen Egg Hunts will be on April 11 and 12, from 10 am to 5 pm. The basic hunt costs 5 euros. Another hunt cost 14 euros and it includes access to other activities for kids. For further information, and for the registration, consult the Federation de Paris site.
The Egg hunt in Parc des Buttes Chaumont is free. It will be on April 7, from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm. The eggs to hunt are made by the world-famous chocolatier “A la mère de la Famille”.
If you would like to join the Egg hunt at Champs-Elysees, you can go there on April 7, from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm. To participate, send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Renoir Gardens, you won’t join an egg hunt but a workshop for people of all ages to draw and decorate your eggs as you want to! It will be on March 28, from 10 am to noon. The workshop costs 8.50 euros for children, and 12 € for adults.
The Easter egg hunt at the Palais Royal in Paris will be in its garden. This Easter egg hunt is designed for children from 3-12 years old. It is on April 10, and it starts at 2.30 pm. It is free but registration is required. Send an email at email@example.com.
If you would like to join an Easter egg hunt at the Zoo, i.e. at the Parc Zoologique de Paris, it is on April 11 and 12, from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 4 pm. The access is free, aside from the zoo’s admission fee. Also, it is for children under 6, who will have 10 minutes to find up to 5 eggs!
Don’t forget that April in Paris is the month of chocolate! You can join many events themed on this exceptional food. I truly recommend going to some of the most famous chocolates in the city. Note down the Alain Ducasse or the Jacques Genin ones!
Easter 2020 concerts in Paris
- Easter Concert at Palais Garnier
On Sunday 12, 2020, there will be a concert by the Musicians of the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Paris. It will be in the beautiful Palais Garnier, and it costs 36 euros. Here is the program (that is subject to change):
Dohnanyi, Ernö – Serenade for String Trio in C major, op. 10
Beethoven, Ludwig van – Septet in E‐flat major op. 20
- The Easter concert at La Sainte Chapelle
The main hall of the Sainte Chapelle church will be the set of the Easter concert. Ticket cost varies: adults pay 70 euros (+ Champagne); students and unemployed pay 30 euros; children pay 15 €. The program, subject to change, is:
Bach, Johann Sebastian – Violin Concertos
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – A Little Night Music
- Easter concert at La Madeleine
It usually starts at 8, and the program (that is subject to change) is:
Vivaldi, Antonio – The Four Seasons
Albinoni, Tomaso Giovanni – Adagio
Pachelbel, Johann – Canon
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – A Little Night Music, KV 525The ticket costs 35 euros. But, for students and unemployed, it costs 24 €.
Open museums at Easter
If you are going to celebrate Easter 2020 in Paris, you might want to know which attractions are free. On Easter Sunday 12, 2020 and on Easter Monday, April 13, 2020, many museums will be open for free.
Some of the most important museums that you can access for free during Easter are:
- Louvre Museum;
- Musée Rodin;
- The Musée Picasso;
- Musée d’Orsay.
It can be useful to know that museums like the Petit Palais and the Carnavalet ones are close both days.