Sanctuaire Sainte Therese, Lisieux

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Sanctuaire Sainte Therese honors Sainte-Thérèse de Lisieux, who was beatified in 1923 and canonized in 1925. The church was built for pilgrims who came in increasing numbers to venerate the saint in the town where she had lived and died. Plan to visit Sanctuaire Sainte Therese and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Lisieux attractions using our Lisieux planner .
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  • Beautiful and huge building perfectly maintained and devoted to the cult of Sainte-Thérèse. The size and beauty of the place make wonderful sacred and solemn place side... The calm and the atmosphere that emerges make a beautiful place of prayer and contemplation. Mosaics and stained glass windows give a light and a great atmosphere that will be appreciated even by non-believers. A visit to perform and advise for the architecture of the place or religious aspect... See for both ;)
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  • Visit on pilgrimage to Lisieux. Essential passage by this place. Well placed, nice, clean.
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  • It's arriving in the middle of the esplanade that we become aware of the grandeur of the building. Must go around to feet that allows to understand the proportions of the Basilica. There is a way of the cross. Then it's the discovery of the inside of the upper Basilica with its spectacular dome and its beautiful mosaic. Believing or not can not remain indifferent in front of such a monument built to the glory of St. Thérèse. And then there's the discovery of the crypt as surprising because she also completely covered with mosaic.
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  • It's amazing place. A very beautiful basilica. They even have a very great diorama of the life of St. Therese.
  • BLess my famiLy 2015
  • Visiting with the family very impressive.
  • Very impressive church above the city.
  • Passed it on the train to Caen. Amazing sight basked in the glow of dawn.

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