Lisieux is the location of The Carmel monastery where St. Therese spent her years as a religious. Lisieux is becoming one of the premier pilgrimage places in the world, currently receiving more than two million pilgrims a year and the number continues to grow. The city is well established for receiving pilgrims, with a number of places related to the life of St. Therese. The most prominent are the Carmelite convent, her home (Les Buissonets), the Cathedral, and the Basilica. Below is an information list for planning pilgrimages.
For more information about Lisieux pilgrimages led by Fr. Bob Colaresi, O. Carm. please visit the Carmelite Spiritual Center website.
Planning information for your trip to Lisieux
Lisieux Tourism Office
Lisieux is about one hundred miles northwest of Paris, in the Normandy Region. There is daily train service from Paris to Lisieux.
Places to Stay in Lisieux (recommended by Fr. Bob Colaresi, O. Carm.)
Foyer Louis and Zelie Martin
15, avenue Sainte Therese
Ermitage of St. Therese of Lisieux
23, rue du Carmel
The Esperance Hotel
16, boulevard Ste. Anne
Further information on lodging is available through the Lisieux Tourism Office.