Saint Catherine's Church, Honfleur

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the largest church made out of wood in France, Saint Catherine's Church is dedicated to Saint Catherine of Alexandria. A wooden sculpture shows her holding a wheel and a sword. The first nave is the oldest part of the building, dating to the second half of the 15th century. It was built using naval construction techniques, which gives the impression of an upside-down ship's hull. In the 16th century, a second nave was added, whose vault was like the wooden vaults of modest Gothic churches. The famous "axe masters" of the city’s naval yards created this lovely building without using any saws, just like their Norman ancestors and the Vikings before them. There's a bell tower separate from the principal building. Make Saint Catherine's Church a part of your Honfleur vacation plans using our Honfleur day trip site .
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  • Very original church, with plant rectangualr and two parallel altars. the entire building is made of wood. The square where is is very pretty, with the separate Bell Tower and buttresses a little bungling, and a very nice hotel. If you go through the area you have to see the Church
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  • Beautiful church at the back of the old basin, inside and outside wooden, the Bell Tower is nearby and very photogenic! PS: free parking on side Naturoscope 5 min walk
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  • What superb Church! Its exterior architecture challenges, inside delights the spirit. Originality, the double nave. To gather or to dazzle.
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  • Very unusual and beautiful church made from wood. Fascinatingly! I
  • Interresting to see a church made of wood, where all other churches in the area/country are made out of stone. Choir was practising, very beautiful.
  • Unique wooden church. Definitely worth stopping in to see. With a price of free you can’t go wrong and will most likely be impressed.
  • Splendid wooden church. Tiled floor This is very rare in France.
  • A lovely little church situated in the beautiful town of Honfleur.
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