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!