Pentecost pilgrimage
from Paris to Chartres

May 30th, 31st and June 1st 2020

38th Paris to Chartres Pilgrimage

"Holy Angels, Defend us in battles"

The Paris Chartres Pilgrimage is a three-day walk from Notre-Dame de Paris to Notre-Dame de Chartres, approximately 60 miles.
Pilgrims are organized into groups of 20-60 people, that are referred to as "chapters". The "walk" is through the streets of Paris, and then into the countryside. It can be muddy, rocky, and demanding, but the rewards of such a penitential exercise are eternal. Good sturdy shoes are a must. Each chapter is accompanied by at least one chaplain, who hears confession and gives spiritual direction to each pilgrim who avails himself of the priest's presence. This pilgrimage originated in the 12th century, with interruptions for the various wars our European brethren seem to find themselves in from time to time.
Pilgrims will meet in front of Notre-Dame de Paris at 6 a.m. on May 30th, 2020, and the journey of faith and foot begins.

Discover the pilgrimage in videos

Teaser 2020 of Paris to Chartres pilgrimage

Chartres Pilgrimage 2019: Massive Catholic Rendez-vous in France

Chartres Pilgrimage 2018:

Teaser 2018:

Chartres Pilgrimage 2017:

Interview of American pilgrims: