Rendez-vous in Lisieux
‘‘Because of its central geographical position, Lisieux is an ideal
holiday spot for exploring Normandy and the Pays d’Auge".
the beginning of the 20th century, Lisieux is world famous due to
Saint Thérèse, a young Carmelite who died in 1897 at the age of 24, leaving
behind a universal message. Her memoirs, “History of a Soul”, translated into
more than 60 languages, are a hymn in praise of God’s love that shows each
person the path to saintliness.
In the following years, Thérèse, canonised in 1925, was proclaimed Patron of missions
and Co-Patron of France. In 1997, Pope Jean-Paul II declared her Doctor of the
Church. After the beatification of her parents in October 2008, Louis and Zélie
Martin rest in a reliquary in the Basilica’s crypt.
Because of its central geographical position, Lisieux is an ideal holiday spot for exploring Normandy
and the Pays d’Auge, with its famous mansions and its gastronomic delights.
is available in Lisieux, in hotels or in pilgrim reception centres.
• Museum of Art
and History of Lisieux
• Château de
Saint-Germain de Livet (7 km)
houses (city centre)
• Basilica dedicated to Saint Thérèse, constructed
between 1927 and 1937
• Carmel chapel-
• Shrine of
• Saint-Pierre Cathedral
(12th century), Thérèse Martin’s parish church
Buissonnets, childhood home of Saint-Thérèse
• Diorama, Wax
Museum that depicts the life of Saint-Thérèse (audio tour)
▸ 16 to 21 April
Joan of Arc Festival, Show “Joan, heart of fire, soul of a warrior” at Saint-Pierre Cathedral
▸ 29 to 31 May
Exhibition at Saint Jacques Church, Hundred Years of War 14-18 and Saint Thérèse
▸ 1 May to 11 November
Feast of Blessed Louis and Zélie Martin
▸ 12 to 14 July
Assumption - procession of the smiling virgin
▸ 15 August
Feast of Saint Thérèse, Pontifical Mass and Reliquary Procession
▸ 27 September to 5 October
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