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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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Cathédrale Basilique Sainte Thérèse

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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 

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Lisieux, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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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Rome, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The basilica dedicated to St Therese at Lisieux while impressive from the outside - it's an imposing edifice - is a monument to kitsch and tackiness inside. The mosaics date to the fifties and look like they've stumbled out of an over-bright comic strip. By all means visit it if you happen to be in Lisieux, if only to wonder... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The construction of this Basilica began in 1929 and was finished in 1954, as a place of pilgrimage it is considered second only to Lourdes As a tourist it is well recommended to visit, I was impressed by the size of the building and the decoration both in quality and quantity was outstanding It is free to park and go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We made a special effort to include Lisieux in our travels and wanted to the Basilica. It is in a lovely location and one has to be struck by the devotion of so many would lead them to build this beautiful Church. The interior of the Church can almost be overwhelming and it seems at times that an effort was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

When visiting lisieux please do not let the basilica aside. Its very impressive. Resembles the sacre coeur in paris. It holds the relics of the parents of theresa who are honored by the church as well. Its a good walk for a fairly good hill but its worth it. U could eat at l angelusrestaurant on ur way up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Absolutely stunning building inside and out. The basilica was built and dedicated to St. Therese of Lisieux who lived and died in Lisieux. At the rear of the basilica and slightly up the hill is the way of the cross where the tombs of her parents used to be located. It is definitely worth a visit.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Made a special day trip from Paris to visit Saint Theresa...Was not disappointed. Very touched at the love and care directed to her in this fantastic setting. For such a recent build (finished in the 50's) was overwhelmed at how beautiful this Basilica is. if your thinking of making this visit, do not hesitate. Make the day of it as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I definitely wanted to see this shrine when in Normandy, and was not disappointed when my husband (a non-Catholic) put it on the itinerary for us to visit. It is a wonderful tribute to people world-wide to see how many congregations from far and near offered the funding for side altars inside the Basilica. For me, the most moving part... More 

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