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Sanctuaire Sainte Therese

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Address: 31 Rue du Carmel, 62095, Lisieux, France
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+33 2 31 48 55 00

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I went toLisieux to visit my spiritual saint and friend, St. Therese of the Child Jesus. This was a dream come true. The basilica was just awesome, jaw dropping! It is few minutes... read more

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went toLisieux to visit my spiritual saint and friend, St. Therese of the Child Jesus. This was a dream come true. The basilica was just awesome, jaw dropping! It is few minutes walk from the train station. A couple of restaurants were open for business during my visit and most of the dining places were close because they said... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Devout Catholics will need no explanations, they will be very familiar with the story of St. Theresa, the Little Flower. This is her church. Plenty of things to see. Lots of exhibits around the church detailing her life. We went there from Paris St. Lazare station (about an hours journey). The Basilica is about fifteen minutes walk from the station.... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

Just a brief train ride from Paris - this is a beautiful town with many things to do and see with great places to eat. St. Therese is my wife's name sake so she has a special place in our lives.

Thank Ricardo S S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 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.

Thank Angela O
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 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 

Thank phillip g
Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

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.

Thank lynda m
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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 

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.

Thank Dutch-Mikey
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.

1 Thank Terry S
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 

Thank Nick E

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