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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW 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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A truly stunning church - quite unique in its design and character. Definitely worth a visit if in Honfleur. Quite unlike any other church.

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wis.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We were only able to see the outside of the church as there was a funeral taking place. It is a very interesting building: history, style, architecture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

Loved this church, different from many others visited. Very light and open feel. Lovely windows. As an aside,I forgot my handbag on a wall outside the church,I was amazed to find it still there over half an hour later, all in tact! A tribute to the people of Honfleur!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Well worth a look inside this ancient and beautiful church made from wood. The scenery is awesome and the decoration stunning. Its age is evident and the wooden archways, impressive pulpit and beautiful carvings were a delight. Lovely

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

After viewing so many wonderful stone cathedrals this church was a nice change of pace. Take some time to look at the skill that went into the construction of this church as well as the forethought with regards to expansion/fire etc. Everything was hewn by axe and the fact it is still standing 400-500 years later is amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The oak ceiling that looks like the hull of a boat was the first thing to amaze me. But this church is full of surprises including the bell tower being separate from the church, perhaps as a fire precaution? In fact the bell tower is part of the Musée Eugène Boudin. Do not miss the statue of Saint Anne and... More 

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Oxshott, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This church is truly unique being constructed of ships timbers. Very much the centre of Honfleur and steeped in its maritime and artistic history. On Wednesdays and Saturdays it is surrounded by the market.

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