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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. 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.
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  • A beautiful church, warm, with a very interesting history. This gives Church to attend mass more often!
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  • This church is worth a visit the frames are fabulous tip take photos you can or some thing
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  • Just waaaaoooh! A magnificent, immense church with 2 hearts! Beauty in the centre of Honfleur. Don't miss out on without going...
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  • 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.
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  • Beautiful church that is worth a visit. Note the beautiful wooden ceiling constructions. The altar I found breathtaking.
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  • Search the schedule of mass tomorrow 02 September has the St. Catherine parish Honfleur.
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