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Sanctuaire Sainte Therese

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Address: 31 Rue du Carmel, 62095, Lisieux, France
Phone Number: +33 2 31 48 55 00
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A bucket list must see!

This is an experience of a lifetime. Can't say anymore...you just have to go there! We ended up in Lisieux quite by accident as our car broke down a few kilometers from the town... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Angela O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an experience of a lifetime. Can't say anymore...you just have to go there! We ended up in Lisieux quite by accident as our car broke down a few kilometers from the town. What a wonderful accident! We'll never forget the visit.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only took a train ride to Lisieux from Deauville to pass some time , we had no idea that this amazing attraction was here . It is huge when you look from the outside and even bigger and mind blowing inside . Mass was taking place when we visited and it fantastic to see all the visitors join in... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This amazing place has the wow factor inside and outside. There are many information boards telling us about Saint Therese with fascinating old photographs of her childhood but the beautiful stained glass windows and the tranquillity of the spacious interior are the most memorable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We were a group of 47 people who came to visit. The visitor's center was very informative and had an elevator for the handicapped. However, I didn't see an elevator to the main level of the Basilica. The Basilica itself was monumental and absolutely magnificent. The Pope had ordered that the Basilica be built "big" and "fast" - and they... More 

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Thank Ricky O
Normandy, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Despite being a non religious person, the basilica made an impression on me. One of the last big constructions of only a few decades ago, the church is amazingly well and beautifully built. From the same family, 3 generations of architects made this building. The basilica merits a large detour to go and see.

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Seaton Delaval, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

This is the second highest attraction in France for pilgrims and it has a great deal to offer to those interested in such shrines.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

On the wettest day for two months we were unlucky with the weather, it was pouring down and we had the dog with us. The overall experience was not diminished. The sanctuaire is imposing and a demonstration of Catholic historical building. Standing at the peak of Lisieux the edifice is powerful in both structure and space. If you are in... More 

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Thank Nick E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

On the wettest day for two months we were unlucky with the weather but not the overall experience. The sanctuaire is imposing and a demonstration of Catholic historical building. Standing at the peak of Lisieux the edifice is powerful in both structure and space. If you are in the area a recommended visit is necessary.

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Thank jdignan
Maarssen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Beautiful church. Much to see. There is a upper part and a lower part. You can easily wlk in 1 to two hours. There is a big free parking outside

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Three seniors were delighted to find that not only was the Basilica well sign posted, but on arrival the carpark was free, as is the Basilica itself. What a stunning building, so ornate but yet so calm, even with the fully busy tourists trade. The mosaics really are superb, and if you are a lover of this type of religious... More 

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