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Sanctuaire Sainte Therese

31 Rue du Carmel, 62095, Lisieux, France
+33 2 31 48 55 00
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Beautiful Mass in the Crypt Chapel

Our pilgrimage group visited the basilica and was blessed to have mass in the crypt chapel. The... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Ashburn, Virginia
Beautiful & spiritusk

We were staying in Liseux and went here, it was a really inspiring spiritual visit. I would... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
hazel h
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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31 Rue du Carmel, 62095, Lisieux, France
+33 2 31 48 55 00
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Our pilgrimage group visited the basilica and was blessed to have mass in the crypt chapel. The basilica is so beautiful and we also visited the tomb of the recently canonized Saints Louis and Zellie Martin.

Thank VW49
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We were staying in Liseux and went here, it was a really inspiring spiritual visit. I would encourage anyone to come here, loads of history and free

Thank hazel h
Reviewed 11 September 2017

The basilica is just a most colourful and amazing piece of mosaic art. Don't miss a visit to the crypt, just beautiful. A wonderful modern example of church architecture. Be there on the hour the chiming of the bells is not to be missed.

Thank janet r
Reviewed 1 September 2017

There are many things about this monster church that are astonishing. Perhaps the most amazing to the non-believer is that the Roman Catholic church could in the 20th century still have the marketing and ideological muscle to raise the necessary funds to build it based...More

Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 21 August 2017 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 13 August 2017

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 8 August 2017

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
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26 March 2017|
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 .
6 September 2015|
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.
21 April 2015|
Response from Ricardo S S | Reviewed this property |
Can walk there in less than 30 minutes, it's just over 1 mile away.