St. Thérèse of Lisieux is among the most emblematic historic figures from Calvados.

Born in Alençon, in Orne, Thérèse decided to join the Carmel in Lisieux at the age of 15, to devote her life to God.

Simply follow the blue line through Lisieux; it will take you to the various places of worship and sites that relate the life of St. Thérèse.
– the Carmel chapel
– Lisieux Cathedral, which houses many features in memory of St. Thérèse
– the Basilica of St. Thérèse, consecrated in 1954
– her childhood home: Les Buissonnets
– the diorama, a wax museum depicting scenes from the life of St. Thérèse

Every year, from late September to early October, the town of Lisieux pays tribute to her over the Fêtes Thérésiennes.

Sites that relate the life of St. Thérèse

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