American Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

American Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

American Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Champs-Élysées
This area is characterized by its namesake avenue which extends northwest from the Louvre to the modern business district, punctuated by the iconic Arc de Triomphe. Grand embassies stand among impressive offices and presidential palaces; architecture from 19th century Universal Exhibitions, homes, art galleries, and 19th century streets designed by Baron Haussmann flank haute-couture boutiques. This neighborhood never rests, buzzing with visitors from around the world at all times of day and night, all within a stone's throw of the Seine.
How to get there
  • Alma – Marceau • 4 min walk
  • George V • 7 min walk
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ANGELO V
Milan, Italy4,262 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
The current Cathedral was consecrated in 1886, and it became a cathedral in 1922.
A big church in Gothic Revival style, it has beautiful stained glass windows from 1893-1893. The tower is among the tallest in Paris (85 meters, 280 feet)
Written 19 November 2023
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Alain I
Paris, France36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Earlier in september 2019, there was a truly incredible classical music (Mozart) at the American Cathedral, very enjoyable, it's only accessible through a prior reservation that you can attend this concert. It lasts only one hour 15mn but still very nice to hear. It was also a candlelight concert, very charming!
Written 23 September 2019
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gjb449
Ipswich, MA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
To spend Easter Sunday listening to the magnificent organ and music was an experience that will remain with us always. What a special opportunity to share with nearly 1000 people the minister’s message especially at this time in Paris. There is a quiet peace to the sanctuary.
Written 24 April 2019
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Clackman
Portland, Oregon325 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
We attended the Christmas Eve service and came away disappointed and puzzled. The sanctuary is pleasant enough, but the service left something to be desired. For one thing, this is the "American" cathedral -- so why did they sing Little Town of Bethlehem and Away in the Manger to the English tune, rather than the tune to which Americans are accustomed? More seriously, the sermon (if you can call it that) from the Bishop was abysmal. He used most of his time giving us a review of his career, describing each parish that he had served over the years. The devotional or theological relevance of that tale remains a mystery. He concluded by telling us that at Christmas, we celebrate the fact that we "will live forever" and that the birth of Jesus symbolizes hope. He made no effort to develop either of those themes, or to connect them in any way with the nativity story. He could not even read the Gospel lesson from the first chapter of John without stumbling and losing his place. But the highlight, or perhaps the lowlight, was the choir -- a decent enough ensemble of volunteers, except for the lead tenor. If you have seen the parody movie "Airplane," you will remember the loopy control room worker named Johnny ("there's a sale at Penney's"). The tenor could have been his doppelganger, at least from where we were sitting. He did not seem to understand the concept of choral singing -- a blending of voices into a harmonious whole. Instead, he bobbed and weaved like a prizefighter, and since the choir director unaccountably placed him at the front of the choir, his performance drew every eye in the congregation. I tried, without success, to avert my eyes. And the sound he emitted was consistent with his physical performance: he bellowed out his notes in an apparent attempt to drown out the remaining 20 or so members of the choir. All in all, it was a memorable service, for all the wrong reasons.
Written 4 January 2019
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nsl115
Singapore, Singapore1,141 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
It’s right in the middle of the most decadent part of Paris - Well known brands with expensive high end products along both sides of the Champs-Élysées.....and then this lovely cathedral!
I popped in for some peace and quiet. Enjoyed the lovely stained glass and the air of calm then lit 2 candles (for 1 Euro each) and said a prayer for the family.
There is a security guard but just let him know that you’d like to go in and sit in the pews and he was very welcoming.
Written 13 July 2018
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Mark C
Great Malvern, UK580 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
My partner and I were staying at a nearby hotel and wanted to light a candle in remembrance of our family loved ones. We were welcomed warmly by several members of the congregation and were moved to hear the choir practising. The wall in the cloisters with the numbers of US service men and women lost in action in WW1 should be seen and remembered.
There is also a nice painting in the entrance depicting the cathedral in the late 1800's, take a look and admire.
Written 2 May 2017
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LesParisiens2008
Paris, France55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Family
A beautiful neo-gothic church (Episcopal) in the heart of Paris, with a wonderful choir. We've visited here many times. A great place to visit for English speaking services while in Paris. Informative tours of the Cathedral every Sunday after the 11 a.m. service.
Written 27 March 2017
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SRossC
London, UK154 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Solo
Impressive and tranquil adjacent to two grand hotels and a short stroll to the Champs Elysse. A place to collect one's thoughts and repair for the continuance of one's exploration. 19th century architecture, but extensive and peaceful.
Written 28 February 2017
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sophierose23
London, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Family
Went to the cathedral on Christmas Day for the service and it was beautiful. We arrived there a little late but we were still let in and joined the congregation. The cathedral was decked out with poinsettias which complemented the stained glass windows. The flags of every state of the US are placed around the top part of the cathedral and there is a commemoration of all the US Navy, Army and Air Force who died during the first and Second World War. Definitely somewhere to go for a visit
Written 9 January 2017
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Tracy M
Houston, TX25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015
I had the pleasure of joining this church to feed the homeless during last year's Christmas season. If you're in Paris over Christmas, this is truly a rewarding experience... and you might learn some wonderful culinary skills :)) But, the other amazing thing... this church has a wall dedicated to honor American soldiers that fell on foreign soil. As an American from a long history of military men, I can't express the emotions of seeing this.

You'll enjoy it for sure!
Written 25 July 2016
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