Trip Planner:   Europe  /  France  /  Normandy  /  Basse-Normandie  /  Calvados  /  Honfleur  /  Religious Sites  /  Saint Catherine's Church

Saint Catherine's Church, Honfleur

(4.7/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web)
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. Before you head to Honfleur, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Honfleur trip generator, to make sure you see all that Honfleur has to offer, including Saint Catherine's Church.
Create a full Honfleur itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Honfleur

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Honfleur by other users

8 days in Honfleur, Paris & Brussels BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Honfleur BY A USER FROM LEBANON March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Honfleur BY A USER FROM LEBANON March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Normandy BY A USER FROM LEBANON March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Normandy BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, outdoors, beaches, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Honfleur BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 57 days in Europe BY A USER FROM FRANCE June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Normandy BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Wide to 2 ships big like two huge ships returned, beautiful church meeting showing the genius of the builders.
    View original
  • Remarkable Church, while wood with two naves (upside-down ship's hull). Separate Bell Tower (municipal toilet...) A visit without fault!
    View original
  • Beautiful church beautiful Norman architecture very well preserved congratulations for the interview to be beautiful heritage
    View original
Google
  • Wonderful wood church. Special decoration inside. Really worth the visit !
  • Very interesting tinder roof created by shipbuilders
  • A very pleasant visit! Church entirely covered with slates and tiles of wood. It is a must-see. Honfleur has cultivated his heritage that goes of medieval urbanism in bed Renaissance, and mix culture with its many art galleries. Member "most beautiful detours of France", tourism network founded on initiative of the former Minister of tourism, and honorary mayor of Loches, JJ Descamps.
    View original
  • Beautiful church that is worth a visit. Note the beautiful wooden ceiling constructions. The altar I found breathtaking.
    View original
  • Search the schedule of mass tomorrow 02 September has the St. Catherine parish Honfleur.
    View original