The reception service of the Sanctuary of Lisieux is at your disposal 7 days a week to help you organize your Pilgrimage. You can meet us at 23 rue du Carmel, between the Ermitage Sainte Thérèse reception houseand the Carmel, or directly at the Saint John Paul II Center in front of the Basilica.

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Guided tours and many activities will be offered to you whether you come alone, with your family, or in a group! We're here to help you make the most of your time in Lisieux.

Here is a little preview :

  • Guided tours
  • Exhibitions
  • Cinema: screening of the film “Thérèse de Lisieux, a giant's race” at the Saint John Paul II Pastoral Center, in front of the Basilica - in 8 languages. Every hour and by reservation for groups. Participation: adults: € 2; - 15 years old: € 1
  • Visit of the dome of the Basilica: Every weekend from May to October and every day in July and August from 12 p.m. to 17 p.m. and by reservation for groups. Participation: adults: € 3; - 15 years old: € 1
  • Visit of the Thérèse Martin diorama or wax museum : Realistic staging of Thérèse's life, free visit. Open: from Easter to November 1 and school holidays from 14 p.m. to 16 p.m. Free participation
  • Possibility of guided pilgrimage the 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.

And many other surprises await you, do not hesitate to contact us:

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“Reception-Reservation” service
31 rue du Carmel - SC 62095


Phone +33 (0) 2 31 48 55 00

Saint John Paul II Visitor Center

Lisieux Sanctuary reception desk