Lisieux, France's second-ranking pilgrimage town after Lourdes.

Lisieux has preserved a few fine examples of half-timbered buildings from its eventful past.

Treat yourself to an audio-guided tour to fully appreciated Lisieux’s hidden treasures and to understand the town’s history.


And why not end your stay with a trip to the Lisieux Art and History Museum, which offers an excellent overview of the town.

The Basilica dedicated to Saint Thérèse is absolutely not to be missed. It is one of the largest churches to have been built in the 20th century. The sheer beauty of its mosaic decor is sure to leave you speechless.
To complete your pilgrimage, don’t miss the Diorama, a wax museum dedicated to Saint Thérèse, the Carmel, where she is laid to rest, or the Buissonnets, Thérèse Martin’s childhood home. Just follow the blue line…

In the immediate vicinity of Lisieux, you can admire one of the most beautiful castles in Calvados: the Château de Saint Germain de Livet.

Worth a visit:
the Basilica of Saint Thérèse
the Château de Saint Germain de Livet, a fine example of typical Pays d’Auge architecture
– CERZA, a zoological park where the animals thrive in semi-liberty
the many distilleries located around Lisieux  

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