Saint Catherine's Church, Honfleur

4.7
#1 of 9 in Historic Sites in Honfleur
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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  • a very beautiful church in the center of Honfleur many paintings and/or statuary to see because very beautiful hull of boat returned
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  • I was encouraged by the tour, but honestly, it is an ordinary church. It may be of architectural value, but it was usually used by the usual church, and it was doubtful whether it was necessary to do the internal tour purposely. However, the appearance is very unique and beautiful. It is not a tourist spot, and it was a one star in the sense.
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  • As long as you don't get allergic to Ste Therese! I joke it is splendid this wooden church, double nave, with a separate bell tower to avoid the fire (the Bell Tower attracts lightning). A rarity because there are very few wooden churches in France, land of cathedrals, stone vessels. Do not miss whatever your relationship to God or to the gods.
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  • This church is unique and unusual, and it has free entry. Feels more like a market space. Interesting and worth checking out.
  • Beautiful church in Honfleur. The interior is very open and warm.
  • Unbelievable 14-th century wooden construction
  • Honfleur has so much to offer .this is just a must .
  • Interesting church that is made entirely out of wood.
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