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This amazing place has the wow factor inside and outside. There are many information boards telling... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
lynda m
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A definite "must see"

We were a group of 47 people who came to visit. The visitor's center was very informative and had... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
Ricky O
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Reviewed 1 November 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.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 27 October 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....More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 3 October 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...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 24 September 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.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Terry S
Reviewed 20 September 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...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 17 September 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...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank jdignan
Reviewed 8 September 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

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank dadeboom
Reviewed 2 September 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...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Peter F
Reviewed 23 August 2016

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

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Charles G
Reviewed 22 August 2016

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.

Date of experience: August 2016
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