Nativity scenes and Christmas masses in Paris

Sacré-Cœur, Saint-Sulpice, the Madeleine church... Churches in Paris celebrate Christmas masses and nativity scenes.

Christmas masses in Paris

To celebrate Christmas in a traditional way, don’t hesitate to go into churches in Paris.

Worshippers can engage in private prayer there and take part in various vigils and masses. The Basilica of Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre and the Madeleine church, organize prestigious celebrations on 24 and 25 December with exceptional choirs and concerts.

Please note that Information on religious services in Paris churches can be found on the website of the Catholic Church of Paris.

Christmas masses at the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre

24 December: 4pm: vespers of Christmas. 11pm: Christmas Eve, then midnight mass, and night of adoration.
25 December: 11am: Solemn Mass of Christmas. 4pm : solemn vespers of Christmas and salvation of the Blessed Sacrament. 5.15pm: Carols at the cot.

Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre - Parvis du Sacré-Coeur - 35 rue du Chevalier de la Barre, Paris 18th
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Christmas masses at the Madeleine Church

Christmas lights, Eglise de la Madeleine

24 December : 9pm : Vigil and Evening Mass.
25 December :* 10.30am and 6pm : Christmas Masses.

Madeleine Church - Place de la Madeleine, Paris 8th
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Christmas masses at the Saint-Germain-des-Prés Church

24 December: 5pm and 7pm : masses. 11pm : Evening mass.
25 December: 11am and 7pm : Christmas mass.
1st January: Solemnity of Saint Mary, Mother of God. 11am and 7pm: masses.

Saint-Germain-des-Prés Church - 3 place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris 6th
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Christmas masses at the Saint-Eustache Church


24 December: 5pm: organ recital by Thomas Ospital. 7pm and 10pm: Christmas Eve masses.
25 December: 5pm: organ recital by Baptiste-Florian Marle-Ouvrard. 11am: Christmas mass. 6pm : Christmas mass.

Saint-Eustache Church - 146 rue Rambuteau, Paris 1st
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Christmas masses at the Saint-Augustin Church


24 December: 9am and 11am: masses. 5pm: Family mass. 6.30pm: Family mass. 8pm : evening mass. 10.30pm: Vigil. 11pm: Christmas Eve Solemn mass of the Dawn.
25 December: 9am: Mass of the Dawn. 11am: Solemn Christmas mass. 7pm: Christmas mass.
31 December: 9am, 11am and 7pm: masses.

Saint-Augustin Church - 1 avenue César Caire, Paris 8th
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Christmas masses at the Notre-Dame de la Croix de Ménilmontant Church


24 December: 11am: mass. 6.30pm and 10.30pm: Christmas Eve masses.
25 December: 11am and 6.30pm: Christmas masses.
31 December: 6.30pm: mass.
1 January: 11am: Solemnity of Saint Mary, Mother of God. 6.30pm : Solemnity of Saint Mary, Mother of God.

Notre-Dame de la Croix de Ménilmontant Church - 3 place Ménilmontant, Paris 20th
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Christmas masses at the Saint-Germain l’Auxerrois Church

24 December: 5.45 pm: Christmas Vespers. 6.30pm : Family mass. 10.30pm : Vigil with Sacred Music. 11pm : Christmas mass.
25 December: 10am : Gregorian mass. 11.30am: Christmas mass. 5.45pm: Vespers. 6.30pm: mass.

Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois Church - 2 place du Louvre, Paris 1st
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Christmas masses at the Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Belleville Church


24 December: 5pm and 6.30pm: masses. 9.30pm: Vigil followed by midnight mass.
25 December: 11am and 6.30pm: Christmas masses.
31 December: 6.30pm: New Year's Eve mass.
1 January: 11am: New Year's mass.

Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Belleville Church - 139 rue de Belleville, Paris 19th
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Christmas masses at the Notre-Dame des Blancs-Manteaux Church

24 December: 6.30pm: mass. 11.30pm: Christmas Eve mass.
25 December: 11am: mass.

Notre-Dame des Blancs-Manteaux Church - 1 rue de l'Abbé Migné, Paris 4th

Christmas masses at the Sainte-Geneviève des Grandes-Carrières Church

24 December: 10.30am and 7.30pm: Christmas Eve masses.
25 December: 10.30am: Christmas mass.

Sainte-Geneviève des Grandes-Carrières Church - 174 rue Championnet, Paris 18th

Christmas masses at the Saint-Jacques du Haut-Pas Church

24 December: 6pm, 8pm and 11pm: Christmas Eve masses.
25 December: 10.30am: Christmas mass.

Saint-Jacques du Haut-Pas Church - 252 rue Saint-Jacques, Paris 5th

Christmas masses at the Saint-Louis en l’île Church

24 December: 6pm: Vigil followed by Christmas Eve mass. 10pm: Christmas Eve masses.
25 December: 11am: Christmas mass.

Saint-Louis-en-l'Île Church - 19 bis rue Saint-Louis-en-l'Île, Paris 4th
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Christmas masses at the Notre-Dame du Rosaire Church

24 December: 6.30pm and 10.30pm: Vigil followed by Christmas Eve mass.
25 December: 10.30am: Christmas mass.

Notre-Dame du Rosaire Church - 194 rue Raymond Losserand, Paris 14th

Christmas masses at the Saint-Hippolyte Church

24 December: 6.30: Christmas Eve mass. 22h30 : Christmas Eve mass.
25 December: 10.30am and 6.30pm: Christmas mass.

Saint-Hippolyte Church - 27 avenue de Choisy, Paris 13th

Christmas masses at the Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix de Picpus

24 December: 22h : Christmas Eve mass.
25 December: 11h : Christmas mass.

Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix de Picpus - 35 rue de Picpus, Paris 12th

Christmas masses at the Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Médaille Miraculeuse

24 December: 8am, 10am and 11.30am: masses. 5pm: Christmas Eve mass.
25 December: 8am, 10am and 11.30am: masses. 3pm: Celebration with the ‘Communauté des Filles de la Charité’.
31 December: 8am, 10am and 11.30am: masses. 5pm: masse.

Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Médaille Miraculeuse - 140 rue du Bac, Paris 7th
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Christmas nativity scenes in Paris

Displayed in the heart of Parisian churches, the Christmas nativity scenes highlight the characters of the Nativity. Figures range from small to life-size and these figurative and poetic scenes may be animated, inspired by local life, and are even given a new look by contemporary artists. Every year, many churches welcome new Nativity scenes. Whether they be traditional, baroque or modern, these veritable works of art welcome a large number of visitors.

Non-exhaustive selection of Christmas nativity scenes for :

Christmas nativity scene at Basilica of Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre: visible during the hours of the basilica, every day from 6:30 am to 10:45 pm.
Basilica of Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre - Parvis du Sacré-Coeur - 35 rue du Chevalier de la Barre, Paris 18th.

Christmas nativity scene at Madeleine Church
Madeleine Church - Place de la Madeleine, Paris 8th

Christmas nativity scene at Saint Eustache Church : traditional nativity scene
Saint-Eustache Church - 146 rue Rambuteau, Paris 1st

Christmas nativity scene at Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Belleville Church: visible from 9am to 7.30pm.
Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Belleville Church - 139 rue de Belleville, Paris 19th

Christmas nativity scene at Saint Germain L'Auxerrois Church: visible until January 2024
Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois Church](https://parisjetaime.com/eng/culture/eglise-saint-germain-l-auxerrois-p1229) - 2 place du Louvre, Paris 1st

Christmas nativity scene at Notre-Dame de Bonne Nouvelle Church : Andalusian cot.
Notre-Dame de Bonne Nouvelle Church - 25 rue de la Lune, Paris 2nd

Christmas nativity scene at Missions Etrangères de Paris: monumental cots from all over the world (Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Vietnam, Korea, Madagascar, Poland, Europe...), from 2 December to 6 January 2024.
Missions Etrangères de Paris - 128 rue du Bac, Paris 7th

Christmas nativity scene at Saint-François-Xavier Church
Saint-François-Xavier Church - 12 place du Président Mithouard, Paris 7th

Christmas nativity scene at Notre-Dame de Nazareth Church : from 8 December
Notre-Dame de Nazareth Church - 351 rue Lecourbe, Paris 15th

Christmas nativity scene at Sainte-Marie des Batignolles Church
Sainte-Marie des Batignolles Church - 77 place du docteur Félix Lobligeois, Paris 17th

Christmas nativity scene at Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Médaille Miraculeuse
Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Médaille Miraculeuse - 140 rue du Bac, Paris 7th

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