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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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A feast for your eyes

This Basilica is absolutely huge. It dominates the skyline and is very grand on the outside. Inside too every surface is covered in mosaics depicting the life of Saint Therese... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Natacha M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Basilica is absolutely huge. It dominates the skyline and is very grand on the outside. Inside too every surface is covered in mosaics depicting the life of Saint Therese and her parents. The crypt underneath the main basilica can be entered from the front the building and is peaceful and is equally adorned in intricate mosaic designs. worth a... More 

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Panjim, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Sanctuaire St Therese in Lisieux and was amazed by the Architecture and Grandeur of the place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a red eye to Paris, we stopped here on our drive to Normandy. The was on my daughters must see list and it did not disappoint. Just beautiful and so interesting to learn more about St Therese. We were in time for a celebration of St Therese's parents. Made out visit even more memorable

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an incredibly beautiful Basilique which took 25 years to complete. The mosaics are something to behold - it is the most amazing place and no one could help but admire the sensational workmanship and beauty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing and ull be blessed and touched from inside .its a place that you will have to visit once in a life time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Who didn't here about St Therese, her shrine is so enormously big and beautiful. Make sure you visit lower church to see beautiful mosaics.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

A beautiful and very original cathedral built in honor of a saint with a absolutely great life story

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Worth a visit, open at 9.00 you will be shocked at amount of money spent her during the depression.Big car park free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

The visit to this basilica was one of the stops on our private guided tour of Pays d"Auge in the Normandy region. A church from the 20th century, it is unusual in that the decorative work is in mosaic in an more contemporary style that other churches. St Therese was recently made a saint and her whole family was religious;... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Huge building but doesn't feel particularly spiritual. Felt a little flat. Unless you've a particular interest in St Theresa I'm not sure I'd make a special trip to visit.

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