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Saint Catherine's Church

Rue des Logettes, Honfleur, France
02-31-89-11-83
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Honfleur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Religious Sites
Description: This famous 15th-century cathedral is the largest surviving wooden church in France.
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San Diego
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The church is not grand like Notre Dame or the one in Ruen. It is built with local ship building techniques and styles. The roof looks like the hull of a wooden ship. It is very charming in its own right.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

What a beautiful church and the history behind it is so wonderful. The icons and acoustics are wonderful and it reminds me of a large Viking ship or arc. I am so happy that we took the time to see this historical site.

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The church is a unique double nave timbered church well worth seeing. Stained glass worth seeing an great paintings inside

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essex
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stopped at Hornfleur for the day on a mini cruise & the whole place is simply stunning I wanted to visit St Catherine's and was pleased I did - beautiful and a place to evoke great thoughts - We wander around the market on a Saturday and found the prices very keen - beware though as they close at... More

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house
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Unlike any church I have ever seen, its almost like a movie set, especially as it overlooked by the wooden bell tower opposite. Just go and look at it. Beautiful.

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Even for those who do not normally visit churches on their travels this is a must see building. Constructed of wood it makes a magnificent sight. In the centre of town well worth a visit.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Interesting wooden church. It is unique in that it is wooden and hasn't had the usual fire that plagued many wooden structures in years past. As the patronage grew over time, an additional church was constructed alongside, giving it a unique 'twin' architecture.

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Toronto, Canada
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32 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Beautiful, very large church. Largest wooden church in France. Typical style on outside and very large and beautiful inside as well. Very prominent in Honfleur.

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Sydney, Australia
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This wooden church is nice to see from the outside, and is plain on the inside except for all the colourful flags from many different countries. Wanted to like the church, however found it very plain and ordinary.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This lovely old place of worship is in the centre of the quarter of Honfleur and is still used daily as a Catholic church for worshop,...for first communions, weddings, christenings and funerals. Built by the traditional boat builders of Honfleur it was originally only half this size but doubled in size by adding an identical side when the population grew.Looking... More

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