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Sanctuaire Sainte Therese

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Address: 31 rue du Carmel, 62095 Lisieux, France
Phone Number: 02 31 48 55 00
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Beautiful - still

Although the city of Lisieux changed after 31 years, the Cathedrale is ancient and lovely. In the evenings, the lights and the evening sky are breath-taking.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Melissa, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Although the city of Lisieux changed after 31 years, the Cathedrale is ancient and lovely. In the evenings, the lights and the evening sky are breath-taking.

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Tura, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

When I first visited this sanctuary, I found it quite, calm and pleasant, meaning I felt the presence of God in this sanctuary. Lovely place where we say to St. Teresa our petitions and needs. The location is good and lovely.

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St. Asaph, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A beautiful place, really . We were only there a short while but I'd love to go back. Very simple 20s/ 30s style decor with elements of grandeur.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Well worth climbing the steep hill and mounting all the steps. A wonder of architecture with panoramic views over the whole area.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We went to Lisieux to visit my uncles grave at the military section of the local cemetery, they are all lined viewing this basilica and it looks a beautiful site, so we went to visit. What a stunning church, so much has gone into the building and layout, the tourist centre just outside gives translations in almost any language and... More 

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lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I've beenin her house and in the sanctuaire, the basilique is breathtaking, the inside and the outside are so clean and beautiful , st therese pray for us and all those who needs prayers..

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This was our 2nd visit to visit the Sanctuarie of St Therese as our first visit in 2013 was rather short. We were captivated by the spiritual experience in the basilica and its surroundings. It is a wonderful feeling as the basilica is so serene and peaceful and you can feel that St Therese is with you when you are... More 

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

This basilica is vast and breathtaking. It's an absolute must if you are in the area. The crypt is like a mini version of the church but so much more intimate because of its size. Amazing that there beautiful buildings can be accessed for free and not even a donation box in sight! !

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

What a vast, breathtaking structure......the inside was incredibly beautiful, even my atheist husband was blown away by the interior depicting the most amazing paintings and memorials to St Teresa. We were extremely surprised that, being a Sunday, we were there at the right time to participate in mass!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

It's #1 and it tells all. We enjoyed visiting this Basilica and even Celebrated Mass whilst there in 2011.The Mosaics are outstanding. The Recessed Altars are well positioned for a quieter mediation. Saint Therese of Lisieux...The Little Flower.

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