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Cathedrale Saint-Pierre de Lisieux
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Private Tour : Normandy Specialties Food Tour from Bayeux
Ranked #2 of 25 things to do in Lisieux
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

You can't help thinking that the building of the Basilica in the 20th century directed much of the tourist income away from this cathedral which appears badly in need of it although it is well worth a visit. There are free paper leaflets/guides in English which point out the various paintings and sculptures and the confessional which St Therese used. It is a very peaceful cathedral and you can take your time wandering around. Don't miss the altar which St Therese's father donated after her death and the window with the upside down crucifixion of St Peter. We were unable to visit the chapel behind the altar as it was obvious a funeral was about to take place so we put away the camera and quietly made our exit out of the west door. If you are in Lisieux this cathedral is well worth visiting. It's just a pity that they didn't have an appeal/donation box near the entrance and perhaps they should charge 2 euros (like they do in the Basilica) instead of 1 euro for the votive candles.

Thank Rebeccalina
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Don't miss this wonderful cathedral when you are visiting Lisieux and the Normandy region. There are many beautiful paintings and sculptures inside, including a "Tu Es Petrus" sculpture of St. Peter himself. Also pause at the many small chapels and confessionals along the inside perimeter of the building. Notice how small these confessionals are. Read the detailed history of the cathedral (in French) and "Quelques points riches de sens...".

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Reviewed August 15, 2013

It was peaceful and calm and very beautiful. We lit candles for our family and the guides were very pleasant although not much English spoken. However, you can read a brochure printed in English.

Thank Professor Y
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

This is the church that Therese attended when she was a teenager. If you're going to Lisieux in a pilgrimage, don't miss it.

Thank Andre A
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

The many chapels dedicated to various saints are interesting. It is also notable because of the role its archibishop played in the 100 years war.
But otherwall it's yet another cathedral so it's something you visit on the way to something else, not much to write home about.

Thank Eelstork
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