Lisieux tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The painstaking rebuilding of Lisieux since the war has gone a long way to recapturing the feel of the medieval town

Lisieux is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Lisieux. For detailed visitor information see the Lisieux travel guide.

Attractions in Lisieux

The basilica in Lisieux is a 20th century church built in tribute to Saint-Therese, who lived in the town: Lisieux Basilica

Tourist classifications for Lisieux include "zoo or wildlife park".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Lisieux in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Boutemont at 5 km and Cambremer at 13 km.

Lisieux, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Lisieux Basilica

Lisieux Basilica

Church less than one km (direction south-east)

The basilica in Lisieux is a 20th century church built in tribute to Saint-Therese,...

See Lisieux Basilica guide
Chateau de Boutemont

Chateau de Boutemont

Castle at 5 km (direction south-east)

Beautiful chateau and gardens in the Calvados department of Normandy...

See Chateau de Boutemont guide


at 13 km (direction west)

Cambremer is a very picturesque small village, ideally explored as part of the Normandy...

See Cambremer guide
Les Jardins du Pays d\'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 13 km (direction west)

The gardens of the Pays d'Auge are a beautiful mature garden set around a...

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction west)

Part of the Normandy Cider Route, Beuvron has lots of half-timberd houses and is...

See Beuvron guide


Seaside resort at 26 km (direction north-west)

Villers-sur-Mer is one of several friendly beach resorts along the Normandy coast...

See Villers-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 26 km (direction north-west)

The resort of Deauville, established in the 19th century, is still one of the...

See Deauville guide


Seaside resort at 27 km (direction north-north-west)

The long established resort at Trouville has retained lots of its 19th century villas,...

See Trouville guide


Seaside resort at 28 km (direction west-north-west)

The beach is certainly the main attraction at Houlgate, and there are also some...

See Houlgate guide


at 28 km (direction west-north-west)

In the 'Village of William the Conqueror' at Dives-sur-Mer artisans and artists are brought...

See Dives-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 29 km (direction north-north-west)

Less popular than neighbours Deauville and Trouville, the resort at Villerville also has a...

See Villerville guide


Seaside resort at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

One time favourite of Marcel Proust, Cabourg has one of the longest and active...

See Cabourg guide


at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

There are lots of interesting things to see in Honfleur - if you can...

See Honfleur guide


at 31 km (direction north-east), in the Eure department

The canals and rivers are the highlight in Pont Audemer, famous for its traditional...

See Pont-Audemer guide

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Map of places to visit near Lisieux


Markets in and near Lisieux

Market days in Lisieux: weekly market: Saturday all day;

  • Lisieux: market Saturday all day (0km)
  • Cormeilles: market Friday (16km)
  • Pont-L'Eveque: market Monday (16km)
  • Thiberville: market Monday (17km)
  • Orbec: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Mezidon-Canon: market Sunday (23km)
  • Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives: market Monday (24km)
  • Beuzeville: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Villers-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (26km)
  • Blonville-sur-Mer: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (26km)

More information about Lisieux, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Lisieux, France

What to do at Lisieux? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Lisieux.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Boutemont (4km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (28km)
  • Arboretum d'Harcourt (41km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pegasus Bridge (38km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (43km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Touques (24km)
  • Cabourg (30km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon (45km)

Geography and distances

Lisieux is in the north of France at 44 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Lisieux is 158 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Lisieux

Canton: Lisieux

Arrondissement: Lisieux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14100

Distance to Lisieux

from Caen (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 158 km

from Calais: 232 km

from Nice: 810 km

from Bordeaux: 483 km

from Strasbourg: 553 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive by car typically by ferry into Cherbourg or Caen on the Normandy coast For driving distances to Lisieux from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beuvillers, Coquainvilliers, Fauguernon, Glos, Hermival-les-Vaux, Le Mesnil-Eudes, Le Mesnil-Guillaume, Le Pre-d'Auge, Manerbe, Norolles, Ouilly-le-Vicomte, Rocques, Saint-Desir, Saint-Jean-de-Livet, Saint-Martin-de-la-Lieue and Saint-Pierre-Des-Ifs.

This page in French: Visiter Lisieux