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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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Lisieux has more than one beautiful place, but the Cathedral Saint Pierre is very special, parcs in the city center with nice flowerbeds, fountan, a resting point in the bussy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lisieux has more than one beautiful place, but the Cathedral Saint Pierre is very special, parcs in the city center with nice flowerbeds, fountan, a resting point in the bussy city, The Basillica Sanctuaire Sainte Therese was wurth the trip, nice architecture

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The basilica is new compared to most churches in France. It has spectacular mosaics and a beautiful shrine. The catholic faith is very much alive here in France. You should visit when in Lisieux.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely worth a visite. Beautiful shapes. All the mosaics, very impressive. Don't forget to visit the crypt below. You don't see many of these basilicas. Dedicated to St. Thérèse, there is an exhibition about her life and family.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lisieux has a beautiful Cathedral Saint Pierre in the town center, but without any doubt, Basilica Sanctuaire Sainte Therese is the most popular place of interest in the town, even more, it is one of the most visited pilgrimage site in France. Although it was built only in the twentieth century, its architecture has retained all the good old traditions,... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located on top of a hill the basilica dedicated to St. Therese is certainly the most popular place of interest in Lisieux, attracting visitors from all around the world. There is the obligatory gift shop and a useful information desk explaining about the history of saint's life and family. It would be helpful if there was more information in English... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This basilica is most beautiful and very large, it has some stunning architecture and is very colourful inside. It is very much worth a visit. There is no charge for entry and there are good facilities on site which are also free to use. We parked near the gardens in Lisieux and followed the blue historic trail of the town... More 

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Driebergen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spectacular but also a bit too much dogma. The beauty of this building is non-discussable for sure, but in religious terms there is something to say about the way personal efforts are a bit overexposed in my opinion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 July 16, 2016

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 July 14, 2016 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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