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.
Office de Tourisme Ars-Trévoux - 21/03/2019
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