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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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Wooden Church

Part of the church dates from 1466. It is constructed totally from wood. The nave arches resemble the overturned hull of a ship reflecting on the craftsmen being ship builders... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Part of the church dates from 1466. It is constructed totally from wood. The nave arches resemble the overturned hull of a ship reflecting on the craftsmen being ship builders. There is beautiful stained glass and embroidered banners in the church. The façade of the balcony has carvings of musicians with different instruments. The wooden bell tower is separated from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is the only church in France made entirely of wood|. Unbelievable architecture, surviving elements and wars. Don't miss the beautiful organ loft and altar details.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Stunning interior, this church is a must-see building in Honfleur, just set back from the inner harbour.

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Tracy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The tradition is to build churches like ships and this is the best of the best. Built by those who understood wood, it is really a ship upside down. The windows are nice, although some f the ancient glasses are cracked or missing. A Honfleur visit would not be the same without a stop and anyway it is in the... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

When going to Honfleur, you can reach easily by feet the magnificent St Catherine Chruch. It is completely in wood, as it is an ancient fisherschurch. We never saw this quality, and we burned some candles to protect all travellers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Extremely charming old and well preserved church. Absolutely recommendable for a visit. Often chorus singing. Nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Awe inspiring church. We visited at about midday when the organist was playing and singing- beautiful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

A lovely wooden church one street behind the harbour. Unusual because of its two alters, this church is very warm and welcoming, simply decorated inside. Worth a look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The church is entirely made out of timber and the roof is two upturned ships' hulls. The space created in the church is almost magical.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Very historical church. We were lucky enough to watch and hear a baritone and soprano practicing for a weekend recital.

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Address: Rue des Logettes, Honfleur, France
Phone Number: 02-31-89-11-83
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Honfleur

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