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We can help you make the most of your time in Lisieux.
Here are the places and activities not to be missed!
At the Basilica
- Visit of the Upper Basilica and the Crypt
- Visit of the cloister of Mercy
- Film screening “Thérèse de Lisieux, a giant's race” at the Jean-Paul II Pastoral Center, in front of the Basilicae every day, every hour. € 2 (adult) - € 1 (child). Film in French or English - subtitles in German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Polish.
- Diorama - Thérèse Martin wax museum (11 scenes from the life of Thérèse, 25 min audio-guided tour) on the Basilica site (From September, consult our reception at 02 31 48 21 00 for opening hours)
- Possibility of guided pilgrimage from 1er July to August 31 - except August 15: for individuals or families, a pilgrimage in the footsteps of Saint Thérèse is offered every day (pilgrimage on foot, duration 3 hours, without registration). Meet at 14:00 p.m. at the Basilica chalet for a visit to the Teresian places: Basilica, Buissonnets, Saint-Pierre Cathedral, Carmel.
- Visit of the dome
- In July and August: from 13:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.
- € 3 (adult) - € 1 (child, young people and students on presentation of their card, etc.)
- Temporary exhibitions at the Saint-Jean-Paul II Reception Center
- Restore : you can book your meals in our reception centers, if you wish to have a picnic, tables and benches are on the site of the Basilica for the picnic break, as well as a room at the end of the left cloister of the Basilica (currently closed due to COVID)
At the Buissonnets
Do not miss the opportunity to visit the childhood home of Saint Thérèse.
The house is open every day from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (except Sunday morning) and from 14 p.m. to 16 p.m.
Visit the sweet childhood nest of Saint Thérèse and the sisters.
Thérèse spent eleven years of her life there until she entered Carmel.
The Oblate Sisters of Saint Thérèse welcome visitors, pilgrims and tourists every day. You will have the opportunity to visit the interior and the garden of the house thanks to an audio guide available in several languages.
The first impression that seizes the pilgrim, when he enters Les Buissonnets, is an impression of calm. In this peaceful setting, he spontaneously imagines Thérèse happy to live, surrounded by the affection of her father and her four sisters.
In addition to gathering in the Chapel near the Shrine of Saint Thérèse, you will be able to deepen with the visit of the Memorial “Thérèse her life in the Carmel, her message, her influence” located in the courtyard of the Chapel of Carmel.
Intended for everyone, visitors and pilgrims, it wants to present Thérèse and make the essentials of her message known by making people want to read her writings.
At Saint Pierre Cathedral
It is the place where Thérèse participated the most in the life of the local Church during her youth. It is, in fact, to the Cathedral that, for more than ten years, Thérèse went, every Sunday and often during the week, with her father and her sisters, to participate in the Eucharist. In the southern ambulatory, a marble plaque marks the site where Thérèse attended the Sunday High Mass.
For any further information, do not hesitate to contact the reception service of the Sanctuary who will help you organize your visit as well as possible and give you valuable advice so that you do not miss any of the activities on offer!
Phone: 02 31 48 55 08
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