Wednesday Postcard: Lisieux, France

Bonjour! This week’s carte postale features the Basilica of Sainte-Thérèse in Lisieux, a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region located in northwestern France.

The Basilica of Sainte-Thérèse is considered the second most important pilgrimage site in France after Lourdes. It is often compared to the basilica of Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre in Paris.

It covers a surface area of 4,500m² with a 95m high dome, making it one of the largest churches to have been built during the 20th century.

For more information:

Normandy Tourism – Lisieux

Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt!

5 thoughts on “Wednesday Postcard: Lisieux, France

  1. I lived in Normandy for two years and have heard of Lisieux, but I didn’t think much of visiting it. But wow! The aerials of that basilica look incredible, and I’m kicking myself for not going. Making the vow to check Lisieux out when I return to Normandy some day!

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