Aerial view of Lisieux city centre.

Nestled in the heart of Normandy, just 12 km from Castel Camping Le Brévedent and 2 h from Paris. Lisieux is a city full of history and charm. Founded in the 6th century, it was influenced by the Vikings and played an important role in the Hundred Years’ War.

The castle of Saint-Germain-de-Livet.
A visit to the Château de Saint-Germain-de-Livet, just 10 min from the city, allows you to discover the history of Lisieux and its surroundings. In the city centre, don’t miss the Museum of Art and History, which houses objects from the Gallo-Roman period to the 19th century. For nature lovers, the Jardins de l’Hôtel de Ville offer a peaceful setting to relax and stroll.

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Don’t miss the magnificent Basilica of Saint Theresa. An important pilgrimage site dedicated to the patron saint of Lisieux, which overlooks the city. And the Carmel of Lisieux, where Saint Theresa lived. Today, it houses a museum dedicated to her life and work.

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The Basilica of Saint Teresa.
The Saint-Pierre Cathedral.

Saint Peter’s Cathedral, partially destroyed during the Second World War, is a Gothic building that is worth a visit. Its imposing façade and elegant vaults bear witness to the religious history of the city. You will also admire the modern stained glass windows created by the French master glassmaker Gabriel Loire.

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Don’t miss “La Foire aux Picots”, an annual event that takes place in August in Lisieux. It is one of the oldest fairs in Normandy. There is a wide variety of exhibitors, from stands of local products and crafts to stands of accessories and other items without forgetting the famous birds ! It is therefore the ideal opportunity for visitors to discover and buy regional products and craft creations.

The foire aux picots.
The Lisieux Criterium.

Each summer, Lisieux also hosts one of the most anticipated sporting events in the region: “Le Critérium de Lisieux”. A race that attracts professional cyclists of national and international renown. Lisieux will also host contemporary art exhibitions, concerts and shows throughout the year. This Norman city a true cultural crossroads!

Monuments steeped in history, captivating museums and a lively city centre. Lisieux is a must-see destination during a stay at Camping Le Brévedent. The city offers a rewarding experience for all visitors!