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Notre Dame Arche d’Alliance

The Sisters of St Joseph of the Apparition own and manage the facility and operate a guest houses and pilgrim center on the holy site. The modestly decorated guest rooms offer beautiful views of the Judean mountainside while the expansive grounds provide outdoor prayer areas and gardens which are conducive to quiet reflection, mediation and other peaceful activities. On a clear day, from the garden you can see the Mediterranean to the West and a wonderful view of the road leading up to Jerusalem 12 km away. The guest houses is open to people from all nations and is particularly popular with Evangelical groups. The property can be reached by public transportation but is more ideally accessed by private car or tour bus. Facilities are available for numerous activities including conferences, seminars, meetings, private or group retreats. Group rates are available upon request.




The Notre Dame Arche D’Alliance is situated approximately 12 km from Jerusalem just outside of Abu Ghosh and adjacent to the community of Kiryat Yearim.




The property is situated at the biblical site where the Ark of the Covenant dwelt for 20 years before being taken by King David to Jerusalem (1 Sam. 6:20-7.2). There is a beautiful church dedicated to Mary, Ark of the Covenant that is built on the ruins of the 5th century church.


Facilities and Amenities

24 Rooms (Sgl: 4, Dbl: 18, Trp: 2)

Full Board Available for Groups

Ample Parking


Heat / Air Conditioning

Disabled services

Dining Room


On site chapel

Lecture Hall for 60 Persons


TV Room / Wireless Internet


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