The treasury of Notre-Dame – an exhibition.

A world woke up in horror as they read about the awful fire in the fantastic Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. As the restoration of the cathedral nears completion, the Louvre Museum is hosting a special exhibition about the treasures of Notre-Dame de Paris. This collection includes important items for worship, relics, books, and other valuable objects given as acts of devotion. After the exhibition, these treasures will go back to the cathedral’s sacristy, a special room built for them in the 19th century.

The exhibition tells the history of these treasures through more than 120 works, showing their journey from ancient times, through the Middle Ages, and their revival in the 19th century, especially with the work of Viollet-le-Duc during the Second Empire.

The treasury of the Notre-Dame Cathedral – an exhibition.

Location: Louvre
Dates: October 18, 2023 – January 29, 2024

To visit this exhibition you must pay the 17 euros entrance fee to the museum, which also gives access to this temporary exhibition. It is worth knowing that you need to reserve a time slot for the temporary exhibition, to avoid the museum and the location of the temporary exhibition getting to crowded.

Would you rather read about other events and exhibitions in Paris? You can find lots of information in our Paris calendar.

Easter masses in Paris

Easter in Notre-Dame in ParisEaster is a time for traveling, relaxing and enjoying life. But, for some Easter is also about celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Therefore many look for church services or Easter masses during the holiday, and so also for visitors coming to Paris.

The most famous churches in Paris are the Sacré-Coeur and Notre-Dame and these have different Easter masses available. If you plan on visiting Sacre Coeur you can for example take the metro to Jules Joffrin and get to the church from there. On April 8th there will be services in the church at 9.00, 11.00 and 16.00. In addition to these there are Easter masses in the church also at 7.00 in the morning and at 18.00 and at 22.00 for those who would like to go late in the evening.  On April 6th there are special Long Friday services in the church at 10.00, 12.30, 16.00 and 19.00. The service at 19.00 is a special service named “Celebration of the Passion.”

If you would like to go to an Easter mass in the most famous church of Paris, in the Notre-Dame, the following services are available at the following times.

Easter services in Notre-Dame:
8.15am: Ringing of the Emmanuel bell
9.30am: Solemn Easter Laudes
10am: Gregorian Mass of the Resurrection
11.30am: Solemn Mass of the Resurrection
11.30am: Solemn Mass of the Resurrection
5.45pm: Solemn Easter Vespers
6.30pm: Solemn Mass of the Resurrection

It is not hard to get to the Notre-Dame, just take the metro to Cite and get of the metro, and within a few minutes you will find yourself inside the beautiful Gothic of Paris.

If you are looking for a more charismatic Easter service, why not pay a visit to the Hillsong Church in Paris? They have services available at 10.00 and 12.30 on April 8th at the following address: Théâtre Bobino, 20 rue de la Gaité, 75014 Paris