Car Hire Lisieux Train Station
Find your perfect car hire at Lisieux Train StationFamous as an important centre on the Saint Therese pilgrimage, the town of Lisieux in the Normandy countryside has a fascinating heritage. Unearth the best of it by tracing its historic architecture and series of fascinating museums.
With an Avis car hired at Lisieux Train Station you’re free to explore this stunning region of France at your leisure.
Plan your journey from Lisieux Train StationThe historic centre of Lisieux houses a surplus of historic buildings, particularly the Cathédrale Saint-Pierre – a 12th century gothic marvel. The Basilica of Saint Thérèse, the town's second cathedral where pilgrims gather to worship, is also a must-see.
Delve deeper into local history and culture by visiting the town’s intriguing museums. Unearth artefacts from as early as the Roman times through to the 20th century at the Museum of Art and History of Lisieux. Housed in a half-timbered building, exhibits range from Roman glassware and 16th century pottery, to photographs depicting the historic town before it was damaged during the Second World War.
Fine furniture and paintings are displayed inside the town’s castle, the Château de Saint-Germain-de-Livet. Surrounded by picturesque gardens, the castle complex features a 15th century manor house with a moat. Also keep an eye out for the adjacent medieval cemetery that’s been transformed into a tranquil garden.
Lisieux is a big foodie destination too, with quality restaurants serving up a delicious menu of French cuisine. Whether you’re delving into tantalising meals at a charming bistro or honing your culinary skills at a cookery class, food and drink is an important part of the culture here.
Explore Lisieux and its stunning surrounds in the comfort of your Avis rental car.
Beyond LisieuxFrom intriguing ancient towns and cities to beautiful French countryside dotted with vineyards, road trips from Lisieux are always memorable.
Picturesquely set on a peninsula, the town of Cherbourg (just a two-hour drive from Lisieux) is home to numerous museums and historic monuments. Must-see sights here include the Basilica of the Holy Trinity, dating back to the 5th century, and the Abbaye Notre-Dame du Vœu featuring stained glass windows and intricate mosaics.
Topping the list of cultural attractions is the Liberation Museum. Settled at the Fort du Roule (built under Napoleon’s rule during the 19th century), this museum comprises photographs, memorabilia and audio-visual footage relating to the Second World War. Art enthusiasts will appreciate the hundreds of paintings by European artists on display at the Musée Thomas-Henry.
An hour’s drive from Lisieux brings you to the fascinating city of Rouen. Situated on the river Seine, there’s ample religious architecture and historic landmarks to admire here, including the Rouen Castle and the gothic Church of St Ouen. Take the time to meander through charming cobblestone streets lined with timber-framed buildings.
Pick up the keys to your Avis rental car and enjoy the ultimate freedom. The roads of Lisieux and beyond are yours.