2 days in Lisieux Itinerary

2 days in Lisieux Itinerary

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Fly to Paris-Orly Airport, Drive to Ville de Lisieux
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Ville de Lisieux
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Drive to Paris-Orly Airport, Fly to Beirut

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Ville de Lisieux

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Lisieux is a town in Lower Normandy that is the second-most visited pilgrimage site in France (after Lourdes).
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint-Pierre de Lisieux.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ville de Lisieux attractions website.

Beirut, Lebanon to Ville de Lisieux is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Beirut to Ville de Lisieux, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Beirut in October: high temperatures in Ville de Lisieux hover around 18°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ville de Lisieux

Historic Sites · Parks

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Lisieux travel guide

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Zoos · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Lisieux is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. It is the capital of the Pays d'Auge area, which is characterised by valleys and hedged farmland.NameThe name of the town derives from the Latin Noviomagus Lexoviorum . The town was originally known in Celtic as Novio Magos, which was Latinized as Noviomagus. Owing to the large number of similarly-named cities, however, it was necessary to specify where this one was located. The local French demonym "Lexoviens" derives from the Latin as well.HistoryAntiquityLisieux was the capital of the Lexovii. In his work, Commentaries on the Gallic War, Caesar mentions a Gallic oppidum, a term which refers to Celtic towns located on the tops of hills. The oppidum has been pinpointed to a place referred to as le Castellier, located 3km to the southwest of the town. However the Gallo-Roman city was in fact located where Lisieux is to be found today.Middle AgesLisieux was an important center of power in medieval times. The bishopric of Lisieux controlled most of the Pays d'Auge by the 12th century. King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine are thought to have married at Lisieux in 1152, and the town remained powerful for several centuries afterwards until in the 14th century the triple scourges of the Plague, war and resulting famine devastated Lisieux and reduced its influence. The main judge of Joan of Arc, Pierre Cauchon, became a bishop of Lisieux after her death and is buried in the Lady Chapel of the cathedral.

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