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Sanctuaire Sainte Therese

31 Rue du Carmel, 62095, Lisieux, France
+33 2 31 48 55 00
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Amazing!!

Amazing basilica that brings to mind the size and beauty of the giant Roman churches. Probably the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Fouad G
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Incredibly impressive building

We were't pilgrims, though there were lots of them here, but you have to be awed at how beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JoFo74UK
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31 Rue du Carmel, 62095, Lisieux, France
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing basilica that brings to mind the size and beauty of the giant Roman churches. Probably the most colourful and beautiful mosaic frescoes in France. Definitely worth the drive from Paris. A must see when visiting Normandy.

Thank Fouad G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were't pilgrims, though there were lots of them here, but you have to be awed at how beautiful this modern church is. Amazing construction, very serene, beautiful mosaics and majestic interiors.

Thank JoFo74UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm writing as a Catholic, although I suspect the secular tourist would enjoy this as well. For Catholics, there is adoration, confessions (if you speak french), Mass, and a wonderful environment to visit and to pray in. See the main basilica, the beautiful crypt, the...More

Thank jlkpregan
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I was about halfway through reading The Story of a Soul, St. Therese's autobiography, when we took our trip to northern France. This made our short pilgrimage to Lisieux delightful and memorable. The Basilica is gorgeous, and I loved all the mosaics. St. Therese would...More

Thank Dan T
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I went to Lisieux because I wanted to visit Ste Therese shrine and cathedral and it was such a special visit, the crypt is really beautiful and the town of Lisieux is calm and peaceful...

2  Thank Alain A
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Quaint little city filled with history. Very accessible city by foot or car. Take your time in exploring the place. Faith filled place.

Thank emtsnts
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Wonderful place, a most fitting basilica to a most amazing person whom we would have liked to have met in real life. On our visit there were some Japanese tourists in the crypt who held a service there and began singing , it was wonderful...More

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Beautiful outside and inside basilique dedicated to the patroness of France, Saint Therese Lisieux. A beautiful place to visit especially for catholic pilgrimage. Inside the crypt there is a relic for St Louis and Zelie Martin, parents of Therese Lisieux.

1  Thank christiangJ2715SI
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Enormous in size - it's very spectacular just from the outside. Inside is very worthy to see as well - there are a lot of very colorful mosaic and in general the vast space inside is impressive. In my opinion the basilique is actually more...More

1  Thank aruenka
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I love this place! Inspite of its size and popularity with Pilgrims, it is still very peaceful, allowing for contemplation. Beautifully decorated with mosaics both in the basilica and crypt it is breathtaking. The visitor centre has regular exhibitions. At the time of my last...More

Thank mary h
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Maville1
26 March 2017|
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Response from Deeal0 | Reviewed this property |
If you mean best time as hours , we did visit around noon because after noon there are some prayers done by the people in the city there .
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Rowaborr
6 September 2015|
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Response from Ricardo S S | Reviewed this property |
Depends on your starting point, just a couple hour train ride from Paris. If you start early enough you can continue about 20 minutes to the coast for dinner on the water.
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DEBBIE C
21 April 2015|
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Response from Ricardo S S | Reviewed this property |
Can walk there in less than 30 minutes, it's just over 1 mile away.
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