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6 Things to Do in Lisieux

Up-to-Date 2024  –  By Culture Francia Team

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What to See & Do

(Lisieux Overall Appeal ★☆☆☆☆)

The Town’s appeal is mainly religious.

  Name Appeal Type Visit Cost
01 St. Thérèse of Lisieux Basilica ★★★☆☆ Basilica Self Free
02 St. Pierre of Lisieux Cathedral ★★☆☆☆ Cathedral Self Free
03 Carmel of Lisieux ★☆☆☆☆ Carmelite Self Free
04 Les Buissonets ★☆☆☆☆ House Museum Self Free
05 Lisieux History Museum ★☆☆☆☆ Museum - History Self Paid
06 Evêché Garden ★☆☆☆☆ Garden Self Free

01. St. Thérèse of Lisieux Basilica

The grand Lisieux Basilica with its ornate façade, arched entrances, and spires, set against a clear blue sky and framed by trees.

Appeal ★★★☆☆
Type Neo-Byzantine Basilica

Visit Self
Cost Free

This basilica, dedicated to Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in France. The architecture features neo-Byzantine style and is adorned with colorful mosaics inside.

02. St. Pierre Cathedral

The Saint Pierre Cathedral in Lisieux, displaying its impressive Gothic architecture with intricate stonework, flying buttresses, and pointed arches. The structure is complemented by a well-kept lawn and a few surrounding buildings.

Appeal ★★☆☆☆
Type Gothci Cathedral

Visit Self
Cost Free

This historic cathedral, dating back to the 12th century, showcases a blend of mainly Gothic with some Romanesque architectural styles.

03. Carmel of Lisieux

The facade of the Carmel of Lisieux, showcasing its ornate architecture with detailed carvings and large arched windows. The building is flanked by simpler structures with a mix of modern and traditional elements.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type Carmeilte

Visit Self
Cost Free

The Carmelite convent is a key site of pilgrimage, where St. Thérèse lived as a nun. Visitors can explore the chapel, her preserved living quarters, and a museum that holds relics and personal items belonging to the her.

04. Les Buissonets

A historical room with vintage wooden furniture, featuring a single bed with a pink quilt, a large black and white portrait on the wall, and a mix of decorative plates and statues. The room has a wooden floor and traditional wallpaper, creating a nostalgic atmosphere.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type House Museum

Visit Self
Cost Free

This family home of St. Thérèse is now a museum that provides a personal glimpse into her early life before she entered the Carmelite convent. The house is preserved much as it was during her time.

05. Lisieux History Museum

An interior view of the History Museum in Lisieux, featuring an exhibit of various artworks and sculptures displayed in a well-lit gallery. The walls are adorned with paintings, and spotlights highlight individual pieces.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type History Museum

Visit Self
Cost Paid

This museum dives into Lisieux’s history with artifacts, documents, and exhibits from ancient times to today.

06. Evêché Garden

A beautifully landscaped garden with vibrant flower beds and a central fountain, situated in front of a grand historic building. The garden is surrounded by lush green trees and neatly maintained paths.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type A

Visit Self
Cost Free

These gardens used to be part of the Episcopal palace.