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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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An inspiring visit!

Whilst not a catholic, and slightly amazed at the importance attached to saints and relatives of saints, this is an awesome monument, that is a positive force for good. Countries... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
Peter L L
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Whilst not a catholic, and slightly amazed at the importance attached to saints and relatives of saints, this is an awesome monument, that is a positive force for good. Countries around the world put their resources together to build this basilica early in the 20th Century, and one cannot fault the words and life of St Theresa. The whole experience... More 

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Sonoma County, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Beautiful, huge church dedicated to the very beloved St. Therese of Lisieux. You'll climb up a small hill to access the church. Lovely mosaics on the walls inside, photos allowed. Completed in 1951 with large, beautiful grounds. This is a lovely part of France, beautiful scenery all around this quaint town.

Thank Maire911
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

I've been to a lot of churches and cathedrals, but this one is eye popping. Very large and very impressive. Beautiful Windows and ceilings. At the top of a hill. Stop by. You won't regret it.

Thank 1econ
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

For those who are real devotees of Saint Therese, this is an absolute stop. Beautiful church with beautiful frescoes. Saint Therese. Don't miss the reliquary of Saint Therese on the main nave of the church, facing the sanctuary, it is to the right, and cannot be missed because of the many candles that are lit by it. The crypt is... More 

Thank sunnycastillo
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

The building, easily approached by car to large parking area, is the striking focal point at the top of rue du Carmel. The building access (free) is at the head of a broad flight of steps with no obvious concession to the infirm or disabled but, perhaps there is a point in this? The immediate invitation is to the crypt,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This basilica is an imposing structure that is easily seen in Lisieux since it's located on a hill. There is plenty of parking for cars and tourist buses. It's easily accessible by foot from the town (takes about 15 minutes). The best time to visit is in spring or fall (avoid summer if you can) because there are less tourists.... More 

Thank cristoph2010
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

A stunning basilica where the story of St Theresa of the roses unfolds. The magnificence of the architecture and mosaics are a sight to behold. 2nd largest basilica in France. At the top of a steep hill, but very large free car park and parking for motorhomes opposite.

Thank Kenny S
Rennes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Location - Accessible by public transportation. Plenty parking spaces and FREE of charge. A nice place to visit in Lisieux. Why not try a guided visit by some volunteers. I had James as a guide. He managed to deliver the info clearly and deliberately. Thank you so much indeed.

Thank Uzaïr J
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74 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Having driven past this building a couple of times, I wanted to take the opportunity to visit it; it was not a disappointment. The Basilica is well signposted from the outskirts of Lisieux and there was plenty of parking (it was a Saturday). The building is relatively new. It is huge and built on the front/side of a hill. There... More 

Thank Tyzllmyne
Lisieux, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

It is said that this building was built in the Byzantine style. If so, it is a ghastly caricature with decorations in loud clashing colours. I cannot think that the saint, who was reputedly a very modest woman, would have liked it. Only two things in its favour; its beneficial effect on the Lisieux town economy and an impressive view... More 

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