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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At the Basilica

  • Visit of the Upper Basilica and the Crypt
  • 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, free visit of 25 min) on the site of the Basilica (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: 13 a.m. to 17 p.m.
    • € 3 (adult) - € 1 (child)
  • Exhibitions
  • Restore : you can book your meals in our reception houses, if you want to 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


At the Buissonnets

Les Buissonnets… “the sweet childhood nest” of Saint Thérèse and her sisters.

Thérèse spent eleven years of her life there until she entered Carmel.

The house is open every day from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (except Sunday morning) and from 13:30 p.m. to 18 p.m.


At Carmel

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.

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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.