For some reason, we’ve had problems navigating up to Sacre Couer
We usually walk up the Rue Lepic, past Amelie’s Café des Deux Moulins
Several Blocks up the hill, go left (instead of right)
Pass the Blue Door where Vincent Van Gogh lived temporarily
And Keep Climbing to the top (when in doubt, keep climbing)
Circle Counter-Clockwise around the Basilica to the front
From the Anvers Metro, climb up the street to the Funicular (tram to top of Sacre Couer)
Climb the flight of stairs alongside the tram
Decent Stairs along tram, down the street to Anvers Metro
Proceed West (left) down the Boulevard Marguerite de Rochechouart (major walkway and dog walk in the center of street)
Which becomes the Boulevard de Clichy, continue past Pigalle Metro
Before the Blanche Metro you will find one of our favorite (establishments) Le Chat Noir (The Black Cat)
Not pretentious, not run-down, clean, not empty, feels like familiar locals line up at the Coffee Bar (that checks all the boxes)
M A S S T I M E S
Monday to Friday
7 am, 11 am, 3 pm (Friday only), 6.30 pm, 10 pm
The Friday mass at 3pm (Votive mass of the Sacred Heart) is followed by a period of adoration or a Eucharistic procession and during Lent, Way of the Cross prayer.
7 am, 11 am, 10 pm (Anticipated Sunday Mass)
7 am, 11 am, 6 pm, 10 pm
On the eve of Solemnities falling on a weekday, the Masses at 6.30 pm and 10 pm are Anticipated Masses of the Solemnity (All Saints, Immaculate Conception, Saint Joseph, Ascension, Sacred Heart, Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, Assumption).
Celebration of Anticipated Masses is indicated in the calendar on the French home page.
The 7 am Mass is held in the Chapel of the Virgin Mary (at the far end of the Basilica).
Other Masses are held in the Choir.
Reservation is not necessary.
On Sundays and Feast Days, readings and hymns are included in mass sheets distributed to the faithful with translations in English, German, Spanish and Italian.