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Birthplace of St. Therese - Shrine of Alencon

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Ste Theresa’s Shrine

Ste Theresa’s birthplace and Family Home is definitely an interesting place to visit. The small... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
Peter B
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Peaceful and educational

This is a beautiful place to visit. The nuns there are friendly and knowledgeable. There are... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Dublin, Ireland
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14 Sep 2018
“Ste Theresa’s Shrine”
27 Jul 2018
“Peaceful and educational ”
Visit the Louis and Zelie Martin's home, the Saint Therese's birthplace. You can also come on pilgrimage in the basilica Our Lady, place where Saint Therese has been baptized, or discover all the city where lived all the family Martin.
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50 rue Saint Blaise, 61000, Alencon, France
+33 2 33 26 09 87
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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Ste Theresa’s birthplace and Family Home is definitely an interesting place to visit. The small chapel allows the visitor to quietly meditate. On your way to the bus silica you are feeling as walking in her footsteps. I will certainly return to this city and...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful place to visit. The nuns there are friendly and knowledgeable. There are momentos of the Martin family. It’s even possible to see the birthplace of St Therese. The attached Church has a peaceful air and you could stay there for hours.

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Reviewed 15 July 2017

If you believe all this non proven nonsense, then it might be worth visiting. I passed this building and was wondering what it was. I read some of the history and can't understand the holiness of it.

Thank Tramx
Reviewed 26 June 2016

There's a pretty chapel which you can see and enter from the outside as well as from the info centre next door. There's a flowering garden at the back on 2 levels and anther smaller resistance. Reading about Saint Thérèse' patents, you begin to get...More

Thank Dorje K
Reviewed 14 October 2015

A very informative afternoon spent visiting this wonderful shrine of St Therese, just 5 days before her parents were to be beatified. As we were English speaking an effort was made for an English speaking nun and guide to show us around. A very moving...More

5  Thank marysr
Reviewed 29 September 2015

A place to visit to know all about St Teresa.... There is a door on ground level which is locked, Walk up the steps and you can get in.... I Before we realised there was a door upstairs.. We did notice People walking away and...More

1  Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Entrance is by donation here and we enjoyed being shown round this house and its contents. I would guess this place may be of little interest to anyone who is not a Catholic - being the birthplace of a saint; if you are, I think...More

2  Thank patrm14
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The nun who showed us around spoke pretty good English and was very helpful. Interesting if you are already aware of St Thérèse.

Thank Sussex L
Reviewed 11 August 2015

This little museum does everything to honour sainte therese. As a non- believer it is moving to see how she has a grip and is meaningfull to a lot of visitors. Everuthing is done to give even the smallest details. Anthropologists could tell me more...More

Thank diana56
Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

Looking for something to do on a trip passing through on a Sunday afternoon! Practically nothing open in Alencon so with little choice we went to visit the birthplace of Sanit Therese. With low expectations and only a passing interest we were very pleasantly surprised....More

1  Thank barryck
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