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Address: Rue des Logettes, Honfleur, France
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+33 2 31 89 11 83
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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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An ancient wooden church

It is a rare treat to visit such an ancient sanctuary made entirely of wood. The double vaulted church reveals a rare treat to see such ancient wood work in a large structure.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a rare treat to visit such an ancient sanctuary made entirely of wood. The double vaulted church reveals a rare treat to see such ancient wood work in a large structure.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On the day of our visit we were unable to visit the inside of the church as there was a funeral happening. From the outside though it is still very original in character being built wholly from timber.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Situated in the heart of this old town is the St Catherine's Church. It is unique amongst the other major churches in the region and broader France in that it is a timber structure.

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Zurich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Worth a visit for its wholly wodden, Normandy style. It feels like travelling in time, while the church keeps an unusually welcoming atmosphere.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This church was built in the middle of the 15th century and is considered to be one of the oldest churches in France. It is predominantly made of wood and once on the inside, it gives the appearance of a market under an overturned boat. Honfleur is after all a fishing town, situated at the estuary of the Seine river... More 

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Norristown, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Saint Catherine's is right in the middle of Honfleur, walking distance to everything. It looks like a Viking ship, very unique architecture.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Sainte Catherine is a very old church with a superb wooden ceiling and a very particular architecture. It's a must see in Honfleur. You really feel blessed when in there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

The most beautiful brightly naturally lit and extraordinary structure with many fascinating features was the highlight of our brief visit to the ancient town.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The fact that it's all wood makes it very unique and it's huge. Not fancy or gothic or romanesque, just plain jane, upside down boat like. Loved it for it's simplicity.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I love visiting churches when I travel and this one is very original with its reversed boat bottom. It is a must see in Honfleur

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