146 communities
across 35 countries

L'Arche in the world

L'Arche was created 50 years ago, and the Federation includes 146 communities in 35 countries on all five continents.

A L'Arche community is...

At the heart of L’Arche communities are relationships between people with and without intellectual disabilities. A respectful relationship between people who treat each other as of equal value provides security – allowing for growth, personal development and freedom...



A citizen in ones own right

The situation of people with an intellectual disability varies from one context to another. Only if we are able to name the gift, value and place of people with an intellectual disability in various religious and cultural traditions will the international community be able to encourage them to fully assume their role in community and society.


L'Arche Internationale
25 rue Rosenwald
75015 Paris France
Tel. : +33 (0)1 53 68 08 00
Fax. : +33 (0)1 53 68 08 00
Email: international@larche.org