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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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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I heard an organ concert in this beautiful wooden church and need forgot it. Somehow the wood of the building lends emotional warmth to visitors. I was brought to tears by its beauty. A must!

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Adelaide, Australia
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Honfleur is a fishing town, and the church reflects this - the ceilings of the two naves appear to be inverted boats, all timber... a miracle that it has survived the centuries.

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London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The ceiling looks like the hull of a boat. It's hundreds of years old and survived all the bombings in the area. Interesting church worth a few moments to saviour

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A beautiful wooden church and well worth a visit. sit quietly and look up at the roof, you can tell that ship builders built the church. A good place to sit and contemplate.

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Bedford, Virginia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

After visiting cathedrals in Paris, this was a cute church made out of wood that is centuries old. The ceiling is like 2 upside down boats. The sides of the church are decorated with colorful flags. This is a must see in Honfleur.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If the outside doesn't do it for you then the inside will, completely made of wood its magnificently presented and adorned with shipping flags, sorry I'm not a sailor so didn't quite grasp their meaning, and all of the small plaques to those that have passed on are worth taking the time to look at and read

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San Diego
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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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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11 helpful votes 11 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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36 helpful votes 36 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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