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Saint Catherine's Church

Rue des Logettes, Honfleur, France
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Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Honfleur
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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Nothing extraordinary about this very old church buts its worth a visit when you are in Honfleur. There are also a few good restaurants nearby.

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Dallas, TX
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

St. Catherine's is unlike any other European church I've ever been in. It has such a peaceful, calm feeling. Really beautiful in an almost primitive way. Don't miss the bell tower structure, also wooden, that's separate and just across from the front door of the church.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

While walking around the town we stopped in to visit this historic church. We found it very beautiful and interesting.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Honfleur is one of the prettiest towns I have ever encountered! Very walkable, every shop, restaurant and cultural building is hugely interesting and a work of art in itself. Saint Catherine's is no different - a masterpiece inside and out!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Amazing wooden roof, historical church where classical organ concert are often on, worth a visit. Loved the setting and all the surrounding with market there.

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This rather unique Church is fully made of wood and the serenity inside is not surprising. The architecture is wonderful and some of the paintings inside wonderful especially the one of Christ rising high on the cross saving humanity.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This huge wooden church is definitely a must-see. The history is worth reading and the work involved in constructing such a building out of wood must have been immense.

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Seattle, Washington
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157 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

St. Catherine's is a wooden church which is brimming with the history of old Normandy. It resembles a Norwegian stave church, but has the French regional flavor of old coastal France. The wood construction sets it apart from the typical stone churches of Europe. The fact that it has endured so long without a fire or other catastrophy is quite... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This is the most unusual church we've ever seen. It is basically meant to look like a ship turned upside down obviously because of the maritime history of the town. It really is worth seeing as it is quite unique.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Beautiful church awaits your pleasure and two thoughts went through my mind after I enjoyed the magnificent structure and the serenity of graceful presence. It reminded me of a sailing ship from my long ago sailing days north of Boston, and indeed it was the inversion of a ships hull built logically by local shipbuilders in the 1500's. Then I... More

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