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Impressive building

Built to honour Lisieux's own saint, Saint Therese this is an impressive building. When we visited... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Beyond words

We have recently travelled around France for 19 days and paid a visit to the Sanctuaire Sainte... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
Langford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

Built to honour Lisieux's own saint, Saint Therese this is an impressive building. When we visited there were only a few people about. The building is massive with a large dome. There are many fresco's and wall paintings inside, which were not to my taste...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KenMaideheadUK
Reviewed September 23, 2018

We have recently travelled around France for 19 days and paid a visit to the Sanctuaire Sainte Therese, whilst visiting Lisieux, I can honestly say, after visiting many churches this is one of the most beautiful, I have ever had the privilage to see. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Visited the basilica around 14:30 pm. Some tourists, who all behaved very well (what a difference when you compare that with the hordes that visit the Notre Dame in Paris), and quite a few pilgrims. We all more or less disappeared in the enormous church....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ClogsinFrance
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Beautiful church with amazing views of the surrounding areas from the Dome. Simple explanation of the life of sainte Terese

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank helen3533
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Great to spend a few hours here in the basilica. A very peaceful and place of thought. Would definitely recommend the visit. The views from the domes are amazing but make sure you can achieve the over 300 steps, well worth it though!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Phillip W
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

This is a stunning monument. Mostly Free of charge, except for the dome. The 300 steps are definetly worth it though, especially the inner dome; a magnificient view on the interior of the baselique. Free parking space. In short; a must see when you're around.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RenevnMook
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Free entry so definitely worth a visit. There is a 2 euro charge for adults (1 euro for children) to go up into the dome and up again to the top, but it is very good value considering the views of Lisieux and surrounding area....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank damasinnas
Reviewed July 30, 2018

I've already reviewed the Basilica as Lisieux is a town I visit with some regularity. However, yesterday I did something I'd not done in many years - climbed the 305 steps to the top of the dome. It was certainly worth the effort - you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mary h
Reviewed July 23, 2018

We stopped off here to break our journey and are pleased we did. The basilica is amazing! Apart from the size and interesting architecture outside the inside is stunning. The mosaic work is really beautiful throughout but we particularly liked the crypt. Well worth a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 13, 2018

Whether you are of the Catholic faith or non believer, this basilica is well worth visiting. From a Catholic perspective there is the spiritual aspect to the visit, but even if you are of no faith, the basilica itself is a sight to behold. From...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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