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Ars Basilica
Ars Basilica

Ars Basilica

Gaze at Saint-Sixte Basilica where St. John Vianney is laid to rest. The building is listed as a Monument Historique and was built by Pierre-Marie Bossan who also built Lyon's Fourvière Basilica. Its sea green domes are typical of Neo-Byzantine style.
350,000 pilgrims from around the world stop in the village of Ars every year for a spiritual or tourist break.
Pope John Paul II visited in October 1986.

The basilica is built on the site of a 12th century Roman church and was expanded in 1862.

The building's originality, height and wonderful painted interior will take your breath away.

rue Jean-Marie Vianney 01480 Ars-sur-Formans
Lat : 45.9924Lng : 4.82283
0 m
47 d

5 informations complémentaires

Updated by

Office de Tourisme Ars-Trévoux - 24/08/2019

Open period

All year round, daily between 7 AM and 7 PM.


Free access. Guided tour for the general public and groups: please contact Tourist Information for rates.


Phone :
04 74 08 17 17
04 74 08 10 76

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