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Visit the Basilica of Saint Theresa of Lisieux

Admire this pearl of French heritage during your stay in Caen

Its history

Saint Theresa of Lisieux was a religious woman whose destiny is to be admired.

She became a nun at the age of 15 and spent her life in the Carmelite convent in Lisieux.

At the age of 24, she died of tuberculosis. She was later canonised and a sacred document made her one of the best known saints in the world.

Despite opposition, Monsignor Lemonnier was keen to erect the Basilica in her honour.

Supported by Pope Pius XI, the project was born in 1929. The building covers 4,500 m2 and has survived the wars.


The different parts of the Basilica of Saint Theresa of Lisieux

During your visit to the Basilica, you will be able to observe all the elements that make up the place:
  • the upper Basilica ;
  • the crypt ;
  • the chapel of adoration
  • the campanile ;
  • the lift of Teresa.
Also, admire the large stained glass window called the "Bestiary" of the Basilica of Saint Theresa of Lisieux.

You will notice a deer, a pelican, an eagle and a hen.

Each one has a different meaning to discover during your excursion.

Everything you need to know to visit the place

The Basilica is open all year round:
April to October
From 9:30 am to 7 pm

November to March
From 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

If you come by car, a car park at the Basilica is available for all visitors.

During the summer period, a free pilgrimage is organised every afternoon to explore the building on foot for about 3 hours.


Prepare your stay in a hotel in Caen

Our charming 4-star hotel welcomes you in the heart of Caen for a unique stay.

Put your luggage down in one of our 42 rooms where a contemporary atmosphere and refined decoration are the order of the day.

We are committed to promoting soft mobility: for this reason, we offer a bicycle rental service at the reception of our hotel as soon as the weather is fine.

Otherwise, take public transport to visit the city at your leisure (more information)

Do not hesitate any longer and book your stay at the Best Western Plus Le Moderne today!
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