LISIEUX

Lisieux

The Sainte-Thérèse Basilica is located in Lisieux, in Normandy. She was brought up in honor of Saint Teresa of the baby Jesus, shortly after her canonization. Imposing neo-Byzantine style building inspired by the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Montmartre, its construction, on a height at the edge of the city, began in 1929 and its consecration took place in 1954. Today, the building welcomes more than 600,000 visitors per year. Labeled « Heritage of the 20th century, it was listed as a historical monument on September 14, 2010 and then classified on September 7, 2011. Second pilgrimage city in France, you can take advantage of an indicated circuit starting from the Basilica of Saint Thérèse to reach Saint Peter’s Cathedral and head towards Carmel and the Sanctuary.