Lisieux Travel Guide

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    Locted in the city itself, is the Cathedral of St. Pierre. A gothic Church that dates from the 12th century, it was the seat of a Bishop until the French Revolution. It was also the Parish of the Martin Family [St. Therese's parent's]It was here I saw at the Main Altar, donated by Blessed Louis Martin in 1888.Therese used to hear Mass in this very...


    St. Jacques Church was heavily hit by bombs in 1944. The Church was restored after the war, and looks in good condition, but it is no longer used as a Church. It is now the municipal exhibit hall where in Summer you are able to see an exhibition on the Martin family. The statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel has been moved to St. Pierre's Cathedral.


    I had seen many photo's of this Roman Catholic Basilica, but nothing compared to seeing it in person.The basilica, located high on a hill is huge, is of a nice grey & cream colour, and has lovely surrounding gardens, it really is stunning!It was decided to build a large Basilica dedicated to St. Therese who was canonised in 1925, in the city where...


    Just a short walk from St. Pierre Cathedral, I found the lovely Bishopric Garden. This garden was recreated from 1830 to 1840 and adjoins the old Episcopal Palace and the Cathedral. It originally was a parterre, waterfall garden and Jardin de la Couronne garden. Now, it is lawned and has annual flowers growing, and a circular pond with a fountain,...


    Located to the side of the Basilica, is the large Bell Tower which contains 51 bells. One of the Bell's weighs 9tons, and is known as the "great bell" The Bells are said to be some of the finest in Europe.On either side of the door, there were photo's of Therese's parents Louis & Zelie Martin.


    What ever you do, don't miss out on seeing the Crypt.It was completed in 1932, and recalls the secret of Therese's spiritual life. There are many mosaics, the ones in the side aisle's are modern and show stages of Therese's life, like her Baptism, 1st Holy Communion and her death.On the main altar is another lovely mosaic showing Angels who hold...


    On entering the Basilica I had to sit in a pew to take in all in. First of all, imagine being one of 4000 pilgrims who are in this Basilica at the same time as you, incredible, lucky there weren't many the day I was here.My eyes wandered everywhere, there was just so much to take in.Looking towards the Apse, I could see Jesus Christ welcoming us,...


    I took my time looking at the outside of the Basilica before entering. In my photo [3], You will be able to see the Facade. Therese is there, surrounded by many Angels from heaven on the upper level. On the lower level, are historic notable people who contributed to her glorification on earth.Below this level are figures that symbolize the virtues...

  • The Chateau of Saint Germain de Livet

    Close to Lisieux (about 6 kms south) is the wonderful harmonious 16th century chateau of St Germain de Livet. It is open to the public and guided tours are available. The most notable feature is the chequered facade that is highly original and unusual in design.There is a faux moat and well kept gardens.


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  • Ibis Budget Lisieux

    Route De Paris, 14100 Lisieux

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Grand Hotel de l'Esperance

    16, boulevard Sainte-Anne, Lisieux, 14100, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Premiere Classe Lisieux

    Rue Capron, Carrefour De L'Esperance, Lisieux, 14100, France

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

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    by balhannah Written Aug 26, 2011

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    Worse luck, I can't remember the name of this shop.
    Located in the Mall in Lisieux, I had never seen so many "fun" Clocks in my life. If they weren't so big, I would have bought one to take home.
    I do hope you can find the shop.

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    From Pierrefitte-en-auge, we followed the road to the View point. The views were far reaching and lovely. If you can read the sign in my photo, you will see how much of a view you get. The view is of the La Vallee le da Toques, Panorama de Reux.


    If you want a nice drive to the coast from Lisieux, perhaps you may want to do like we did, and that is to follow the River Tougues along the valley to Pierrefitte-En-Auge. This is well know Cheese and apple cider country.We happened to turn off the D48, when we saw a sign to a viewpoint. This led us onto the D280 and into the pretty village of...

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