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Sanctuaire Sainte Therese

Address: 31 rue du Carmel, 62095 Lisieux, France
Phone Number: 02 31 48 55 00
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Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Lisieux
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks

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140 reviews 140 reviews
49 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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21 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We visited here after driving past Lisieux and seeing it from the distance. It is an amazing sight and just shines out from its position on a hill in the town. It almost calls you in. It is well sign posted and there is free parking available. When we visited there was a sevice on but we were still allowed... More 

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

What a lovely place. The mosaics are beautiful. It is a wonderful house of God. The atmosphere is so peaceful. We attended Sunday Mass and it was full. Ever place your eye wanders is so beautiful. It reminds me of the cathedral in St. Louis, MO. The grounds are beautiful. The day we were there a concert was scheduled that... More 

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Honfleur, France
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17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

St. Thérèse, the little flower of Lisieux. We love when old postcards lead us on adventures to new Normandy places, but sometimes it is nice to pick up a picture of somewhere familiar. This card was found in an old wooden box at a street brocante on a showery April day. Its smudges of colour instantly proclaim the crypt of... More 

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