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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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Peaceful timber church

This is an oldand historic church built of wooden structures. It is peaceful and beautiful inside with high ceilings. A part of the church is devoted to commemorate Saint Therese... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is an oldand historic church built of wooden structures. It is peaceful and beautiful inside with high ceilings. A part of the church is devoted to commemorate Saint Therese of Lisieux, France. Worthy of spending some time there.

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Eijsden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I'm not religious and I'm not a church's fan. Visiting this church was a great experience. This is one of the most beautiful churches I have visited. It's different, pretty and peaceful. Definitely worth to visit!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Different from the regular construction, this simple yet finely built wooden church has it's own charm. The highlight is the roof, which replicates the inverted boat. Must visit to appreciate the skill & hard work of fishermen!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

.. built entirely out of wood! The wood structure wouldn't hold the bells they wanted to install, so there's a separate bell tower outside the church. See photos - definitely worth the visit. (There's also a handy public restroom at the base of the bell tower.)

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

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

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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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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