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Sanctuaire Sainte Therese

31 Rue du Carmel, 62095, Lisieux, France
+33 2 31 48 55 00
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Peaceful & Beautiful Basilica, Surrounded by Nature

We traveled here from Bayeux, stopping to see the home of St. Therese. The Basilica is one of our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KKC11
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Bicester, United Kingdom
Well worth the visit, a testament to early 20th century stonemasons

When we first arrived in Lisieux we were pointed to the Cathedrale and were somewhat confused as it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
baggycat
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UK
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31 Rue du Carmel, 62095, Lisieux, France
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"impressive building"
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"light a candle"
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"big car park"
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"worth a visit"
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"take your time"
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"beautiful mosaics"
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"lower church"
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"every surface"
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"train station"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled here from Bayeux, stopping to see the home of St. Therese. The Basilica is one of our favorites we've visited. Almost entirely empty (mid-week visit), and the mosaics are striking. Fascinating to learn about St. Therese's life and her parents. An inspiring story.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we first arrived in Lisieux we were pointed to the Cathedrale and were somewhat confused as it didn't look anything like the photos. What we actually saw, in the centre of town was the 12th Century cathedral, that is now relegated to being a...More

2  Thank baggycat
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The neo byzantine architecture is the largest religions building of the 20th century. The structure is concrete but the visible exterieur is limestone and the interior covered in magnificent mosaics.

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

Travelling in December, is a real plus, Christmas decorations and markets everywhere and very few tourists, the locals were extremely helpful and friendly, the Cathedral is not only magnificent, huge but very restful and moving

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Reviewed October 28, 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.

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Reviewed September 16, 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

2  Thank hazel h
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Reviewed September 11, 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.

2  Thank janet r
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Reviewed September 1, 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

1  Thank AllanJGJ
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Reviewed August 21, 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.

1  Thank Fouad G
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Reviewed August 13, 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.

1  Thank JoFo74UK
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Maville1
March 26, 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
September 6, 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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