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Ars en Ré

Plus Beaux Villages de France

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Ars en Re is another beautiful little town of the island of Ré, and recognized as such by the "Les Plus Beaux Villages de France" - "The Most Beautiful Villages of France" - organization.
It is situated on the south side of the Fier d'Ars bay.
The town and its surroundings are dominated by the bell tower of the Saint Etienne d'Ars Church, a 40m tall structure that rests on a square platform, platform surrounded by a cornice and flanked by 4 turrets oriented on the 4 cardinal points.
The church was built in Gothic style the 15th century on the site of a former 7th century one. The bell tower slightly tilted since a thunder struck it in 1840 is painted in black and white and served as a mark for the ships sailing in the nearby waters.

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Latitude:46.2078
Longitude:-1.5156
Visiting Hours:The bell tower of the church of Ars en Ré can be visited only by appointment at the town's tourist office.
Phone: 05 46 29 46 09

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