The different rooms indicated on the plan of the monastery

The monastery of the Carmel of Lisieux was built according to the plan wanted by Saint Thérèse of Avila, founder of the Discalced Carmelites. It consists of a quadrilateral around a courtyard whose center is a crucifix. A cloister goes around this courtyard and allows to reach all the common rooms which are on the ground floor:

Upstairs are the cells. Above an attic in which the laundry is hung to dry.

Individual cells are not heated. They include a bed (trestle with boards and a mattress), a stool, a pitcher and a toilet bowl, an oil lamp, an hourglass, a sewing kit and the book of the Rule and customs.