Hop to it, it’s Easter time! Enjoy the long Easter break in Paris hunting down Easter Eggs. Whether Easter is a familial and religious celebration it can be fun to celebrate it in Paris. This year, the Easter Monday ( a public Holiday in France) is on April 13, 2020.
Of course, it could be a gourmet celebration with the occasion to taste fine chocolate in the Capital of Gastronomy at Fauchon or Hediard (21 pl de la Madelaine).
But it can also be fun, many Easter egg hunts are organized by the City of Paris and the French capital arrondissements (for kids only).
For the Easter weekend in Paris, you can visit many famous chocolate factories (Ducasse, or Jasque Genin). You can also celebrate Easter services in many Parisian churches. Many Restaurants organize special events (La Bauhina, Hard Rock Café, Café Pouchkine …)
PARIS’ TOP CHOCOLATE SHOPS FOR EASTER
24-26 place de la Madeleine , Paris 75008 – Tel : +33 (0)1 70 39 38 00 (Mo Opéra)
- Lafayette Gourmet Haussmann
48, boulevard Haussmann, Paris 9e – Métro Havre-Caumartin (Mo Auber)
2 place Edmond Rostand , Paris 75006 – Tel : +33 (0) 1 43 29 31 10 (Mo Luxembourg)
101 rue du faubourg Saint-Honoré , Paris 75008 – Tel : +33 (0) 1 42 99 90 00
- Christophe Roussel
5, rue Tardieu, Paris 18e – M° : Anvers
- La maison du chocolat
225, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, Paris 8e
- A la mère de Famille (since 1761)
35, rue du Faubourg-Montmartre, Paris 9e- Métro : Le Pelletier
BEST EASTER EGGS HUNTS IN PARIS
For Easter , the National monument Center invites kids between 5 and 12 years old and their family to hunt through 8 sites:
la Conciergerie, Notre-Dame cathedral towers, Rambouillet château, la Villa Savoye at Poissy, Maisons-Laffitte chateau , le Saint-Cloud national domain, Saint-Denis Basilica, Vincennes château. You can also have an excursion around Paris to hunt Eggs.
Search for clues and solving puzzles about history, architecture and great people will be rewarded for wonderful chocolate eggs.
- Eggs hunt at Musee de Montmartre (Paris 18h)
a great Eggs Hunt is organized at Montmartre museum and its wonderful Renoir Gardens on April 12 from 10am to 5pm.
- Eggs hunt of Secours Populaire at Champs de Mars (Paris 7th)
This year, the Secours Populaire organizes for a charity an egg hunt on Sunday, April 12, 2020. The hunting will take place this year at the Champs de Mars near the Eiffel Tower. The program: sports, football, and many animations.
- Easter eggs hunt at la Conciergerie (1st)
Hunting for eggs in the Conciergerie this year will be held Sunday, April 12, 2020. Enjoy this playful appointment that takes children and adults through a treasure hunt to discover the history of the monument for a chocolate surprise. (price form 7,50€ to 8.50€)
- Eggs hunt at Jardin d’Acclimatation
About 15000 eggs hunt will be hidden at Jardin d’Acclimatation on April 12.
Kids will be able to hunt eggs from 10am to 12.15 and from 2pm to 5pm.
RELIGIOUS SERVICES ON EASTER MONDAY IN PARIS
Easter Monday is a public holiday in France, but many museums, monuments, and restaurants are open. Many Parisians organize their own Easter egg hunt in parks and Gardens like Monceaux park or Buttes Chaumont Park or Luxembourg Garden.
- Notre Dame de Paris Catholic service prayers, with Gregorian chants on Easter Sunday and several services are given in French on Easter Monday
- ACP – The American Church in Paris (Protestant/interdenominational) (Quai d’Orsay Paris 7th Arrondissement)