Making a pilgrimage


WELCOME TO THE CHAPEL

First of all, if you wish to organize a pilgrimage to the rue du Bac, contact the Pilgrimage Office as soon as possible to reserve the date and time.  You can do this in writing, by telephone, by fax or by email.  Please reconfirm several days before your arrival.


  •  Contact information

Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
140, rue du Bac – 75340 Paris Cedex 07
Telephone: 01.49.54.78.84 (Monday through Friday, from 8am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-4pm)
Fax: 01.49.54.78.89
e-mail : medaille.miraculeuse@wanadoo.fr


  • Reception of Groups

When you reach the rue du Bac, the group leader should indicate your arrival, and the Sister at the reception window will notify the Pilgrim Reception Service, which will accompany the group and provide each member with information (in their language) on the Chapel and Mary’s message.
Hours: 7:45am – 1:00pm / 2:30pm – 7:00pm
Public Holidays: 8:15am-12:30pm / 2:30pm – 7:00pm
Tuesdays (no mid-day closure): 7:45am – 7:00pm


  • Celebrations:

You have several possibilities:
Eucharist – If your group includes one or more priests who wish to celebrate Mass in your language, the following times are possible:
Weekdays:    8:35am, 9:35am, 11:35am, 2:35pm and 4:45pm
Saturday:      8:35am, 9:35am, 11:35am and 2:35pm
Sunday:          2:35pm and 4:45pm

SONY DSCDepending on what is available, Eucharist may be celebrated at the main altar or the upper floor balcony.
Your group, with or without a priest, may participate in the regularly scheduled celebrations in French at the following times:
Monday – Saturday:
8:00am, 10:30am, 12:30pm (on Tuesday, also at 3:30pm and 5:15pm)
Sunday:
8:00am, 10:00am, 11:15am (Sunday Vigil Mass at 5:15pm Saturday)
In this case, the Mass is generally presided by one of the priests on the Pastoral Team.  The Eucharist is celebrated according to the ordinary rite of the Catholic Church.
Your group may also participate in common prayers, for example, the rosary.


  • Video

DSC03728On Mary’s message in the chapel as communicated through the Miraculous Medal
It is shown according to availability, but never Sunday mornings.
The video room seats approximately 90 adults.
The video can be shown in several languages:
French – English – Spanish – Italian – Portuguese – Polish – German – Slovak


  •  Espace Médailles

Medals, books, postcards and pamphlets are also offered in the Espace Médailles.


  • Transportation

Coaches / Buses and cars:
As rue du Bac is narrow and one-way between Boulevard Saint-Germain and rue de Sèvres, drivers should check where parking is available.
They can drop off groups on rue de Sèvres and return at a designated time to pick them up.
Subway / Underground: The closest station is Sèvres-Babylone, on lines 10 and 12.  Use the rue Velpeau exit.

Traffic in Paris, especially at the entrances to the city and downtown, can be quite slow, so it is wise to plan plenty of travel time so as to avoid delays, which could negatively affect your group as well as other groups of pilgrims.
Unfortunately, the Chapel does not have facilities for dining or lodging, nor a place to picnic.  However, there are a number of markets with prepared foods and restaurants in the neighbourhood, sure to be open during the week and sometimes on Sundays.

 Scheduled pilgrimages