Opening time

Home monastery
Weekdays: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – 14:15 p.m. to 16:45 p.m.
Sunday: 14:15 p.m. to 16:45 p.m.
St Therese Memorial
Every day: 9 a.m. to 18:30 p.m. (19 p.m. in summer)
closed in January
Shop / Bookstore
Every day: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – 13:30 p.m. to 18:30 p.m.
Monday to Saturday: 15 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Sunday 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday, Monday and public holidays:
7:45 a.m. to 19 p.m. (18:30 p.m. from 01/11 to 15/03)
Tuesday to Saturday :
7:20 a.m. to 19 p.m. (18:30 p.m. from 01/11 to 15/03)


  • +33 (0)2 31 62 90 46


Schedule of celebrations at Carmel Week Sunday and off days (1)
Lauds, morning prayer - -
Mass with the community followed by sext, midday prayer 11h 11h
Other Masses 8h 9h
Silent prayer with the community (2) 17h -
Vespers, evening prayer 18:00 p.m. except Monday and Thursday 18h
Prayers of the pilgrims (3) 20h -

(1) as well as July 16, October 1 and 15, December 14.
(2) Tuesday and Saturday from May 8 to October 15.
(3) Tuesday to Saturday, in July and August only.

Terms of Access

Go to the Carmel of Lisieux

You can access the Carmel of Lisieux by different means of transport. All places are accessible to people with disabilities. You will find more information in the sections below.

The Carmel of Lisieux is located at the following address: 37 rue du Carmel – 14100 Lisieux

Lisieux is located on the RN13, close to the A13 motorway. The carmel is in the city center with several nearby car parks.

Lisieux is on the Paris-Saint-Lazare / Cherbourg and Paris-Saint-Lazare / Deauville regional lines.

The train station is 5 minutes walk from the Carmel. On leaving the station, take the street opposite to the next roundabout. There turn right and the Carmel Chapel is 200m away

All places are on one level. Two places for wheelchairs are provided in the 1st row of the chapel. The chapel is equipped with a magnetic loop for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Organize your pilgrimage

The reception service of the Sanctuary of Lisieux is there to help you organize your individual or group pilgrimage.

“Pastoral-Reception” Service

31 Rue du Carmel -SC62095

14102 LISIEUX CEDEX France

33 (0) 2 31 48 55 08



The Sanctuary has two possible places of accommodation with catering:


Saint Therese Hermitage

  • 23 rue du Carmel, 14100 LISIEUX
  • +33 (0)2 31 48 55 10

The Louis and Zélie Martin Foyer

  • 15 avenue Sainte Therese, 14100 Lisieux
  • +33 (0)2 31 62 09 33

Self-guided or guided tour of Teresian places

Normandy and the city of Lisieux are rich in places marked by the presence of Saint Thérèse:

A visit to the house where Thérèse lived for eleven years after the Martin family moved from Alençon to Lisieux after the death of Zélie Martin, Thérèse's mother, takes us into the intimacy of this family life, in a house bourgeois. It allows you to better understand the universe that built Thérèse and to discover the places where the main significant events of her childhood took place.

If the Carmel cannot be visited, you have access to the chapel to pray there, venerate the shrine of Saint Thérèse and discover the Memorial which presents the universe and the message of Thérèse making her a universal saint.

Begun in 1925, following the canonization of Saint Thérèse, and completed in 1954, erected to her glory, it is a setting which receives the great Teresian celebrations as well as the daily mass for pilgrims. Its crypt houses the relics of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin since their beatification.

A former bishopric until 1790, the cathedral is a jewel of Norman Gothic art. Thérèse attended mass there every Sunday and during the week with her father and her sisters. She had her first confession there.

Proposals for spiritual retreats and weekends

Proposals are made for those who wish to deepen their faith by drawing inspiration from the spirituality of little Thérèse

Thérèse of Lisieux bookstore store

Sale on site, shop to the right of the Carmel chapel, and by mail

Books, CDs, statues, rosaries, medals, scapulars, Lisieux Carmel products, monastic products and others.