Ars, holy town

Historic site and monument
City: Ars-sur-Formans

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.

City: Ars-sur-Formans

Monument celebrating St. John Vianney's arrival in Ars in 1818 and when he met the little shepherd: "You showed me the way to Ars, I'll show you the way to heaven." Beautiful views of the village, basilica, Monts d'Or and Beaujolais.

Guided tour and/or with commentary
City: Ars-sur-Formans

Chapel built in 1930 housing St. John Vianney's heart. The chapel is devoted to the patron saint of the world's priests.

City: Ars-sur-Formans

18th century house that's been kept as it was. St. John Vianney's furniture, religious items and belongings are on display. He lived here for 41 years. The house has been approved as a "Maison des Illustres" since 2014.

Historic site and monument
City: Ars-sur-Formans

Explore this semi-underground church's modern architecture which was built in 1959 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of St. John Vianney's death. It is listed as 20th century heritage.

Museum
City: Ars-sur-Formans

The museum has 35 wax models by Grévin telling the story of St. John Vianney of Ars in 17 pivotal scenes. It was taken over by the Council with support from the Rhône-Alpes Region and State.

Phone : 04 74 08 10 76.
  • Touristic guide 2017 (pdf, 10 Mo)

    25/05/17 Download

    You will need this guide to prepare your visit, your week-end or your holidays around Ars and Trévoux. Welcome in a Principality !

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