The Sanctuary of Lisieux is open all year round. Depending on the period, you will find in our agenda the list of activities, exhibitions etc. You will also find the opening hours here !

- Cars and motorcycles: car park at the Basilica, car park in front of Les Buissonnets, parking spaces near Carmel and the Cathedral

-If you sleep at the Hermitage Sainte Thérèse, private parking is reserved for you

-By motorhome: The parking area for motorhomes in Lisieux is located in the city center, just in front of the Sainte Thérèse Basilica. This free parking area is open all year round.

Please note: this motorhome parking area is different from the Basilica car park which is closed to it at night.

How to get here

Lisieux train station is located a 10-minute walk from the Basilica and Carmel.

Animals are not allowed inside the buildings.

Consult the Lisieux Tourist Office and discover the wonders of the Pays d'Auge

We invite you to contact our reception centers whether you come alone or in a group to reserve your room, you can also reserve your meal and eat in the company of the Sisters Servants of the Child Jesus and other pilgrims.

If you are coming in a group, you are strongly advised to contact our reception service to organize your visit as best as possible: Click here !

If you come alone or with your family, we also advise you to contact the reception service , even on the same day, in order to reserve a schedule with one of our guides. In July-August, a free pilgrimage on foot lasting about 3 hours is offered every day, departure at 14 p.m. in front of the Basilica (without reservation!)

The feasts of Saint Teresa last a week and their opening always takes place the weekend before September 30, date of entry into the life of Saint Thérèse, September 30, 1897. As for the Louis and Zelie celebrations they always take place around July 12, the date of their Liturgical Feast.

Each year many volunteers participate in the life of the Sanctuary. Do you want to give of your time and participate in the life of the Sanctuary? Find all the information about volunteering here !

All your prayer intentions are printed and then deposited by us at the reliquary of your choice at the Basilica of Saint Thérèse.