Lisieux may be known throughout the world today thanks to Sainte-Thérèse, but it has origins dating much further back. It is one of the oldest towns in Normandy! In Gallo-Roman times, its inhabitants were called the “Lexovii” and have become today’s Lexovians. Half-timbered houses, private mansions, the Cathedral, the Basilica, 1950s buildings… A rich architectural heritage stems from this long history. A zoo, gardens, castles… Lisieux and its surrounding area also have a wide range of leisure activities to offer. A commercial town with modern cultural and sports facilities, life is good in Lisieux!