Welcome service

Organising a pilgrimage

If you wish to come on pilgrimage, it is advisable to make contact with :
Service Accueil
31 rue du Carmel – CS 62095
Tel. : 00 33 2 31 48 55 08

Coming with a Group ?

You could benefit from our help in organising a programme tailored to the needs of your group. In particular you can ask for :

  • a reservation for a particular time and place for a celebration or service,
  • a reservation to see the film « Therese of Lisieux, running as a giant”
  • your group can be accompanied for a guided tour
  • the availability of one of the chaplains for a talk,
  • etc.

Coming as an individual ?

We can help you to get the most from your time in Lisieux.

  • Possibility of a guided pilgrimage in July and August – except August 15 : for those coming alone or with their family, there is a pilgrimage following the footsteps of St Thérèse each day. It is directed by a pilgrimage hostess. Meet at 14.00 at the chalet in front of the Basilica for visits to sites associated with Thérèse : the Basilica, the Buissonnets, St Peter’s Cathedral, the Carmel Chapel and museum.
  • Film on the life of St Thérèse
    • At the Centre d’Accueil Pastoral International, in front of the Basilica: every hours
      in French or English, with subtitles in German, Spanish, italian, portuguese, polish
    • Participation:  2 € (adult) – 1 € (child)

Visit the dome

  • July and August :  14h-18h30
  • 1,5€ (adult) – 0,5€ (child)

Diorama Thérèse Martin (a wonderful journey for young and old which follows the life of St Thérèse using life size wax models and lights. 11 scenes,  25 min.)

  • on the site of the Basilica
  • from Easter to November 1, everyday 14h-18h
  • free access


  • in the Basilica : The life of saint Thérèse
  • in the Crypt of the Basilica : The Carmel and Thérèse
  • in the Center across the Basilica : temporary exhibitions