Top Travel Questions – Answered

Where can I eat Easter dinner in Paris?

Top 10 Best easter dinner in Paris, France

  • L’Estrapade. 1.2 mi. $$$ French. …
  • Le Cinq. 2.0 mi. 139 reviews. …
  • La Cave de l’Insolite. 1.4 mi. $$$ Beer, Wine & Spirits, Bistros. …
  • Café de Flore. 0.7 mi. 426 reviews. …
  • Le Dôme du Marais. 0.8 mi. 151 reviews. …
  • Firmine. 2.2 mi. 401 reviews. …
  • Monsieur Bleu. 2.1 mi. 161 reviews. …
  • Drouant. 0.6 mi. $$$$ French.

Is everything closed in Paris for Easter?

This is the official holiday in France. Expect most restaurants, shops and museums will be closed. Our best advice is to book a lunch, or dinner cruise or activity that we’ve sourced to ensure you have a wonderful Easter in Paris.

Are restaurants open in Paris on Easter Monday?

Even though many Paris shops and restaurants will be closed on both Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, a number of famous Paris museums and monuments will be open.

Are things open in Paris during Easter?

Easter is a holiday but this does not affect the hours of operation for the tourist attractions in Paris. If it’s open on a Sunday, then generally, it’s also open on Easter. All of the main tourist attractions (Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Musee d’Orsay, Arc de Triomphe, Catacombs, etc) are open on Easter.

Does Paris celebrate Easter?

In early spring, Paris celebrates Easter! Now is the time to relax and enjoy some sweet treats.

Do the French have an Easter Bunny?

1. The Easter Bunny doesn’t exist. Probably the strangest thing for an expat in France to get their head around is the lack of Easter Bunny. We Anglos know that it’s an enormous adorable fluffy bunny that brings us chocolate eggs at Easter – but in France it’s bells.

What do they call Easter in France?


Easter is called ‘Pâques’ with a capital ‘P’ and an ‘s’ at the end. This comes from the Latin word ‘Pascua’ which means food. French people wish each other “Joyeuses Pâques”. Easter traditions in France include chocolate, bells, eggs, rabbits, chicken and lamb!

What food do the French eat at Easter?

roasted lamb

In France at Easter time, classic main course offerings include herby roasted lamb, served perhaps with gratin Dauphinois, or navarin d’agneau (lamb stew). However, head to the rural regions and some traditional recipes are worth trying out as an alternative to the meat and potatoes on offer.

What do they eat in France over Easter?

A Classic French Easter Menu

  • 01 of 07. Cinnamon Palmiers. ALLEKO / Getty Images. …
  • 02 of 07. French Onion Soup. Kahn, Bob / Getty Images. …
  • 03 of 07. Seven-Hour Roast Leg of Lamb. Matt Lincoln / Getty Images. …
  • 04 of 07. Gratin Dauphinois. …
  • 05 of 07. Browned Garlic Brussels Sprouts. …
  • 06 of 07. Orange Tart. …
  • 07 of 07. Strawberry Sorbet.

What do France do on Easter?

Easter Sunday in France is a time for many Christians to celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection. People may attend special church services, eat a festive meal and search for Easter eggs.

Does France have Easter eggs?

The tradition of Easter eggs as presents in France dates all the way back to the 4th century, when Catholics were not allowed to eat meat or eggs during Lent. All of the eggs that had been laid during the 40 day period of Lent were then used to make an omelet which could be eaten on Easter Sunday.

Why is Pâques plural?

The word for Easter is Pâques, masculine singular (even though its written with an S). When you talk about events around Easter, so use Easter more like a time than the religious celebration, it’s feminine plural… Go figure!

Who brings Easter eggs in France?

the flying bells

If you’re in the USA, on Easter Sunday it’s traditionally the Easter Bunny who brings chocolate eggs and treats to children across the country. In Australia, confectionery arrives courtesy of the Easter Bilby. In France, they’re delivered by someone slightly less fluffy: the flying bells (les cloches volantes).

What is the Easter Bunny called in French?

No Easter Bunny But Flying Easter Bells

In France, we have a very special magical being for Easter : Magical holy bells (with little wings…) They are called “les cloches de Pâques”.

Why is Easter called Pâques in French?

The French word “Pâques” derives from the Latin “pascua”, meaning “food”. It stems from the Jewish name for the Passover celebration, which remembers the Exodus out of Egypt. According to the Gospel, it was during this Jewish celebration that Jesus rose again.

Where do bells go for Easter What town?

According to legend, the bells go to Rome to be blessed and scatter eggs around gardens when they return.

Where do the bells fly to at Easter in France?


On Maundy Thursday, the Thursday before Easter, the church bells stop ringing. Legend has it that on Good Friday, something magical happens. The bells of every church in France leave their steeples and fly to Rome. They carry with them the grief of those who mourn Jesus’ crucifixion on that day.

What is Easter Monday in France?

Lundi de Pâques

Easter Monday (Lundi de Pâques), which is the day after Easter Sunday, is a public holiday in France. There are a range of local customs and events. However, many people spend the day quietly.