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Lisieux is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse Normanie Region in north western France. Lisieux is the capital of the Pays d'Auge area, which is characterised by valleys and hedged farmland. The name of Lisieux comes from the Gallic tribe which inhabited the region, the Lexovii, during the Gallo-Roman times. In the Middle Ages, Lisieux was an important centre of power and remained so until the 14th century, when the plague hit the town. An interesting fact about Lisieux is being of Catholic faith ever since the Middle Afes. Lisieux is a wonderful place to visit, since it has many interesting historic attractions, as well accommodations and venues.

Top Attractions Within Lisieux

Chateau de Saint Germain de Livet is situated in the commune of Saint Germain de Livet, near Lisieux. The castle has been owned by the town of Lisieux since 1958 when it was donated by the Riesener Family. From an architectural point of view, the chateau comprises a half-timbered manor dating back to the 15th century. The castle also combines medieval and Renaissance elements and it surrounded by a moat and a peacock garden.

Saint Pierre Cathedral is a rare monument in Lisieux which survived the 1944 bombardment. Even though the cathedral has been around since the 6th century, the church we see today is constructed around the 12th century. The cathedral is one of Normandy's first Gothic buildings. It is a beautiful landmark that must not be missed if you are in Lisieux. The architecture of the Lisieux Cathedral is inspired by the one of Notre Dame de Paris.

La Tarentelle is a wonderful restaurant in Lisieux, that offers a wide range of dishes from the local and international cuisine. Visitors can feast on the best pasta and pizza in Lisieux, as well as on other local dishes cooked and presented in a very elegant manner. The restaurant has also got a fine selection of wines, that complement the dishes. The ambiance is lovely, cosy and intimate.