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Address: Rue des Logettes, Honfleur, France
Phone Number: 02-31-89-11-83
Description: This famous 15th-century cathedral is the largest surviving wooden church...
This famous 15th-century cathedral is the largest surviving wooden church in France.
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Amazing wooden church

The church is simple with lots of shrines to different saints. I was surprised at how many candles there were in a timber build in but they must know what they are doing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The church is simple with lots of shrines to different saints. I was surprised at how many candles there were in a timber build in but they must know what they are doing.

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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Built by fishermen, this old timber church with roofs built like upturned boat hulls is well worth a visit. Very calming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This amazing church is made out of wood. Once inside the peace and quiet is stunning. The ceiling looks like an upturned boat, stunning. You can light candles for 2.00 euros. Well worth a visit .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A very unique wooden church built more than 500 years ago after the original in stone was destroyed during the 100 years war. The double V-shaped roof looks like an inverted hull of a ship as the church were build by ship builders. The church bell wooden structure is built separate from the building to avoid lightning and hence fire.... More 

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

A place of prayer despite the obvious tourist interest. Plenty of information about the church and its mission and history

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Aix-les-Bains, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The architecture is very particular and I loved it. It seem to see ship on the contrary and it is very interesting to see the two navatas.

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This really is a must-see The architecture is great, built ii wood so utterly different to what you normally get A pace to linger

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

This wonderful little church built after the English were expelled from France by local carpenters is one of the brightest churches I have ever been in and the quality of workmanship is remarkable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A beautiful and unique church in a beautiful town with a very colorful harbor. Made of wood instead of what you normally find in the "typical" churches and cathedrals of the same age. The ceiling looks like upturned ship...probably as the church was built by shipbuilders! Do not miss it if you have a chance to go inside.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Built originally around 13th century, this church is unique: look up when you are inside and view the roof, shaped very like the upturned hull of a boat. The port was used by privateers and was occupied by the English from1415-1466, with whom they were often at war. This period saw the destruction of this church, rebuilt their beloved church... More 

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