The first day (Saturday) of the pilgrimage began, as always, in Paris at Notre Dame with Mass (usus antiquior) at 7:00am in the cathedral. Mgr. Jérôme Beau, the auxiliary bishop of Paris, was present and preached the sermon and gave his blessing to the pilgrims.
With Mass concluded, the pilgrims assemble and line up outside.
Here are a few views of the pilgrimage route on day 1:
(Time for the Divine Office)
At 12:30pm, the Solemn Mass of Pentecost is celebrated in a meadow -- easily one of the most iconic sights of the pilgrimage -- by one of the priests of the Italian congregation of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate:
Day three, the arrival at Chartres, happens today. We will show you more from today's pilgrimage events tomorrow.
Photo source: Notre Dame de Chrétienté