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Participating in a night of Eucharistic adoration

The perpetual – day and night – prayer for Eucharist adoration is the mission of the Basilica. Every evening after closing doors at 11pm, Eucharistic adoration continues in the basilica, taken over in turn by those who have registered for the night (accommodated in the guesthouse).

How to register for a night of Eucharistic adoration?

Welcome to all for this beautiful experience of night adoration.

The night of adoration

Experiment this prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, as explained by the Benedictine Sisters of the Sacré-Coeur

Accommodation is at the guesthouse of the basilica, in a dormitory or single room, depending on your choice and availability. Bed linen is provided. Bath towel is provided only for room accommodation.

Register at least 24 hours in advance:

You shall receive confirmation of your registration by phone or email. If not, this means that we cannot accommodate you at the chosen date. After informing you, we will propose an alternative date.

Good to know

There are a lot of requests for the weekends and we have to refuse registrations every Friday and Saturday night. Please note however that we are often short of participants on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Think about it !

After registration, please be kind to let us know if you are unable to attend so that other people have a chance to sign in.

Financial contribution


  • Single room – €40.
  • Shared room – €35 per adult / €20 per children (age 3 to 17).
  • Dormitory – €15

At reception on arrival, payment is possible by cash, cheque, or credit card.

We are grateful for all donations and additional contributions to support our guesthouse mission.


  • Breakfast is served from 7.30am to 8.30am. Prior registration is required (except on Mondays, and from mid-July to mid-August). €4 offering.
  • Reservation for dinner must be made 10 days in advance (15 days for groups). Please check-in well before 7.30pm (service time). The requested offering is €15 per adult, and €10 for children and youth less than 18.

At reception on arrival, payment is possible by cash, cheque, or credit card.


  • Check-in: between 8.30pm and 9.30pm.  Groups must check-in before 9pm.

On arrival, you will be directed to your dormitory or room. You also choose the one-hour slot you would like to pray during the night, between 11pm and 6am (double-checking with us that the prayer is relayed during the night). You will then be given your « entrance pass ».

Important: Every time you come to participate in a night of adoration, you have to withdraw this name badge at the Welcome Desk between 8.30pm and 9.30pm. Due to logistic and security reasons, reception closes at 9.30pm and no exception is possible.

9pmSpiritual introduction to the night of adoration (except on Monday)
9.30pmComplines (sung in the basilica)
11pm-7amSilent adoration by those accomodated at the guesthouse. One-hour (or more) relay before the Blesse Sacrament in the basilica.
6.30amThe basilica opens (departure is possible)
7amMass at the chapel of the Virgin in the basilica
8amMorning offices in the basilica (except on Monday)

Did you know that Eucharistic adoration has been running since the First of August 1885! 

If you have never taken part in this night of prayer at the basilica, watch this video:

It is your task to be the sentinels of the morning who announce the arrival of the sun, which is the resurrected Christ.
The light of which Jesus speaks in the Scriptures is the light of faith, a gift from God, which brightens up the heart and enlightens mind.
The personal encounter with Christ sheds new light on our lives, puts us on the right path and commits us to bearing witness to him.
The new way of looking at the world and our fellow man, which comes from Him, allows us to penetrate more deeply the mystery of faith, which is an experience to assimilate, a truth to live, the salt and light of reality.

(John-Paul II)