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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  • It is a religious building or feels calm full of beauty you can't go visiting Honfleur without spent see this beauty A must see.
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  • We always visit the church in whichever town we are in to light a candle. This place is so serene you can feel the years of prayer this place has heard. Well worth a visit if you are in Honfleur  more »
  • Must be seen, above all the window high up in the hulls. Very interresant; only church made of wood in Europe!
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  • 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.
  • Splendid wooden church. Tiled floor This is very rare in France.
  • 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.
  • Old wooden church. Free entrance. Close to the Vieux Bassin.
  • Interesting church completely made out of wood. One of the few left in France made this way. Remember it will be closed over lunch time.

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