Got a weekend with family, friends, or your better half planned to Lisieux? Don’t miss out on exploring its beautiful architectural heritage, starting with the incredible Basilica of Sainte-Thérèse, one of the largest churches to be built in the 20th century, and Lisieux Cathedral. Visit the Art and History Museum, where you’ll learn all about the city’s history through some fascinating ethnographic collections. Find reasonably-priced accommodation for your short stay in Lisieux at the city’s Première Classe hotel.
A week is plenty of time to explore the city of Lisieux, which is full of historical, cultural, and natural wonders. The Maison des Buissonnets where Saint Thérèse of Lisieux spent her childhood is one of them, as is the Carmel of Lisieux, where she spent her life as a nun. Once you’re ready to leave your hotel, head out for a walk in the wooded Auge countryside and check out the region’s pride and joy: its cider breweries and calvados distilleries. There’s also the Château de Saint-Germain-de-Livet only a few miles away. Tucked away in the heart of the Normandy countryside, the castle is nicknamed “the wonder of the Auge”, and you’ll soon see why.
Enjoying a family stay in our Première Classe hotel in Lisieux? The city and its surroundings are full of great places that the kids will love. One of them is the Mérimée chocolate factory, where you’ll get to trace the chocolate’s journey all the way from bean to bar. There’s also a shop on the ground floor, and a chocolate-making laboratory on the first. Next up, the Château de Boutemont in Ouilly-le-Vicomte is worth a look. This ancient medieval fortress is surrounded by one of the most stunning gardens in Normandy — the perfect place for a stroll. Why not extend your family stay in the region and book a room in one of our affordable Première Classe hotels in Cherbourg