Cathedrale Notre-Dame, Le Havre

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One of Le Havre's oldest buildings, Cathedrale Notre-Dame stands among a few lucky structures to have survived the destruction of World War II, although it did sustain heavy damage. Originally built in the 16th century, the church underwent multiple rounds of remodeling and reconstruction in the following centuries. When you visit the centrally located cathedral, it's hard to miss the building's unusually low profile, which stems from its construction on marshy ground. The cathedral features a mix of architectural styles, including an ornate Baroque exterior facade combined with a late medieval-era bell tower. Be sure to enter the building to explore its vaulted halls and naves, a collection of crucifixes, and the remains of an organ from the 1600s. You can plan Le Havre trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • Lovely little Cathedral. Interesting facts, history and lovely architecture. Set back from the road slightly but unmissable.  more »
  • It is one of the few monuments left standing during the bombings of World War 2. From the outside, it does not account, but on the inside we can see the stigma. Strangely she is more beautiful inside and outside.
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  • This church has been restored after the WW2 bombings and is beautiful. The damage has not been totally restored on the outside, so you get a feeling that it has been a short time since the bombings.  more »
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  • Great church to see the effects of WWII. The pictures inside and the cathedral now show what a determined congregation can do to overcome adversity. The crucifix on display with shrapnel damage is moving. While the majority of the church were destroyed, the façade was left and rebuilt around. It may not be the most fancy church in France or Le Havre, but the crucifix is worth stopping to see.
  • Great piece of modern architecture!
  • There are many restaurants nearby, coffee and a good time with friends and family
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  • Cold but beautiful
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  • Very nice concert venue. Very beautiful organ.
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