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Abbey and churches

Abbey and churches

The countryside of Authentic Normandy is dotted with churches. Each one is different and unique, telling its own part of history, with its own sensational charm. Remarkable architecture, refined liturgical furnishings, stained glass windows, monumental altarpieces, moving statuary… This landscape of more than 150 churches retracing 1,000 years of history is home to three must-see architectural gems: the Abbey of Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives, one of the last fully preserved Norman abbeys; the Basilica of Sainte-Thérèse of Lisieux, the second most famous pilgrimage site in France and the Cathedral of Saint-Pierre of Lisieux, one of the very first Gothic buildings in Normandy.

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The Basilica of Lisieux and the Cathedral of Lisieux

Two architectural gems in Lisieux

The Basilica of Sainte-Thérèse, the second pilgrimage sanctuary in France, is a monument not to be missed in Lisieux. It is one of the largest churches built in the 20th century. Whether you are looking for spiritual or simply heritage, the Basilica of Lisieux is not to be missed. The Saint-Pierre de Lisieux Cathedral, one of the very first Gothic buildings in Normandy and one of the two cathedrals in Calvados, is also worth a visit.

The Abbey of Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives and the churches of Authentic Normandy

Over 150 churches retracing 1000’s of history

A multitude of churches rise up in the landscape of Authentic Normandy. Each one, different and unique, tells its part of the story, its charming moment. Remarkable architecture, refined liturgical furniture, stained glass windows, monumental altarpieces, moving statuary … The Abbey of Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives, one of the last fully preserved Norman abbeys, is a must-see on your visit to Normandy.