Rendez-vous in Lisieux

By ATF INDE | Published on September 30, 2016
  • © OT Lisieux

  • © OT Lisieux

Rendez-vous in Lisieux

 

‘‘Because of its central geographical position, Lisieux is an ideal
holiday spot for exploring Normandy and the Pays d’Auge".

 

Since
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.

 

Accommodation
is available in Lisieux, in hotels or in pilgrim reception centres.

 

PLACES OF
INTEREST

• Museum of Art
and History of Lisieux

• Château de
Saint-Germain de Livet (7 km)

• Half-timbered
houses (city centre)

 

SHRINE VISIT

Basilica dedicated to Saint Thérèse, constructed
between 1927 and 1937

• Carmel chapel-
permanent exhibition

• Shrine of
Saint Thérèse

• Saint-Pierre Cathedral
(12th century), Thérèse Martin’s parish church

• Les
Buissonnets, childhood home of Saint-Thérèse

• Diorama, Wax
Museum that depicts the life of Saint-Thérèse (audio tour)

 

IMPORTANT DATES


Holy Week

▸ 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

 

For more information :

www.lisieux-tourisme.com

www.therese-de-lisieux.com