Highlights of Lisieux Private tour
Visit of the basilica, Carmel and Chapel in honor of St. Thérèse
Second place of pilgrimage in France
Our tour begins in the Basilica built in honor of Saint Therese of Lisieux
We will visit the tomb of Saint’s parents. Currently the vestiges are kept inside the chapel under the Basilica.
Then we will visit the house of Therese of Lisieux,
the place where she lived until her entrance in Carmel.
We will finish with the visit of the Carmel of Lisieux
The place of the remains of St. Therese of Lisieux, as well as original objects and videos about the life of the Saint.
Lisieux Day tour History
France houses several of important religious tourism destinations. One of them is Lisieux, a city in the region of Normandy where St. Therese of the Child Jesus lived and died.
The city is known worldwide for its pilgrimages organized in honor of Saint Terese and is the second place of pilgrimage of France with 700,000 visitors a year.
THE BASIS OF LISIEUX – a project that took 25 years (1929-1954) and which saw the World War II very closely, more precisely in June 1944, was punished by bombings that destroyed several homes in the Norman style.
For a few days the bombs fell on the quiet city, but the intercession of St. Therese prevented the destruction of Carmel, the Buissonnets and the Basilica. This Basilica served as shelter for women, children and religious, especially the Carmelites, headed by Mother Ines de Jesus.
CHAPEL OF CARMEL – The monastery of the Carmelites in Lisieux was founded in 1838. Terese entered in 1888 with 15 years of age to follow her vocation. The chapel was recently renovated and one can see objects that have direct connection with the Saint.
THE SAINT PIERRE CATHEDRAL – Norman Gothic style from the XII-XIII century, this building was the seat of a bishop until the French Revolution. Terese attended this church until she entered Carmel.
Next to the entrance to the chapel where she made her first communion. In the background, a modern statue marks the place where she participated in the mass with the family. The main altar was his father’s offer in 1888.
THE CARMEL – The monastery was founded in 1838. It was there that the future Saint Terese of the Child Jesus entered in 1888 to follow a life of prayer.
In 1923 the chapel was expanded to house the remains of Terese, transferred from the cemetery. Terese is represented on her deathbed, dressed in the habit of Carmel.
What includes the Lisieux Private tour ?
French Guide speaking English
Tour leaving on the day, time and place of your choice
Visit at your own pace
Without additional taxe
This tour lasts approximately 7 hours
No extra hour will be charged
Price per Person from Paris
Price per Person from Caen
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We hire the services of "My Normandy Tour" for a trip to the city of Lisieux.
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We visited Lisieux on August 25th, I, my sister and our mother.
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