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Cathedrale Saint Pierre Lieieux, Lisieux

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4/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
Cathedrale Saint Pierre Lieieux is a rare monument which survived the 1944 allied bombardment. Even though the cathedral has been around since the 6th century, the church we see today must have been constructed between 1160 and 1230 by Bishop Arnoul.

From the outset, the architect designed quadripartite rib vaults and flying buttresses, making it one of Normandy’s first gothic buildings. The nave is fairly austere and is inspired by the Gothic style of the Île de France whereas the most recent parts of the building were constructed in the 18th century (the chevet, the lantern tower and the western façade) in Norman style.

It is wrongly claimed that Henry, the Count of Anjou, the Duke of Normandy and the future king of England married Eleanor of Aquitaine at the cathedral in 1152. Having been involved in the trial of Joan of Arc, Pierre Cauchon was in fact named as Bishop of Lisieux in 1432 and is buried there. By using our Lisieux trip itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Cathedrale Saint Pierre Lieieux and other attractions in Lisieux.
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  • The cathedral is very long, therefore big. Big portions are quite dark, but it looks like it was done on purpose since several religious statues are lit by spots, making them stand out. It's a nice pl...  read more »
  • On September 24 and 25, Lisieux, those precious Saint Therese celebrations to weekend and 4:00 PM into the Church in the past, had sounded beautiful, sad girls singing. Glass decorated in gold in the center of the Church, bathed in light of day until the back of the Church from the entrance (which seems a relic of Saint Therese) on to people, and seriously praying the appearance it was like 1 scene of the movie. Lisieux residents said most wishes will listen to it.
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  • Beautiful Cathedral, with a detailed description of the different eras. What struck me most interested is the left part dating from the XIII th century, with the old statues
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  • Place of confirmation and commitment of faith at the origin of the path of Holiness of Saint Theresa of the child jesus and the Holy face. Much more important spiritually than the Basilica built after the death of Sainte Thérèse, in my very humble opinion.
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  • Splendid place of st Thérèse, the crypt to see absolutely. Panoramic view to cut the breath
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  • Impressive building, the inside as well as outside
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  • Would be better to show tutes facades
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