Ars Basilica

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.


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Opening 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.