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Saint Catherine's Church

Address: Rue des Logettes, Honfleur, France
Phone Number: 02-31-89-11-83
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Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This famous 15th-century cathedral is the largest surviving wooden...
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Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This famous 15th-century cathedral is the largest surviving wooden church in France.
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Brisbane, Australia
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174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

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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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This church is a short walk from the harbor. This is the oldest wooden church in France. The church itself is small. It's worth a quick stop to look inside. Very close to small shops and restaurants.

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I have never seen one like this. Even if you don't do churches pop in. The restaurants close by are very good.

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Singapore, Singapore
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We visited it on Christmas eve, walking from La Closerie Honfleur to there. It is a beautiful church with many amenities around it.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This wooden historic church was very unique compared to other churches we visited in France. It was a very short walk from the harbor.

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Ottawa, Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Saint Catherine's Church is very unique, being the oldest wooden church in France, and being built by Norman ship builders. Also, the bell tower is across the small square from the church! It is very interesting to see.

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We had the luck of staying at a flat right across from the church and we woke up to church bells and the market being set up. Nice wooden church that has a lot of history.

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