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Cathedrale Notre-Dame, Le Havre

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Church Tourist Spot
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. For Cathedrale Notre-Dame and beyond, use our Le Havre vacation trip planner to get the most from your Le Havre vacation.
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  • This was a very beautiful place the countless windows the vibrant colours the wonderful organ the high ceiling such a lovely place to sit and take it all in I would definitely return  more »
  • A beautiful restored church with 2 really nice organs. You get to see pictures of what it looked like after it was bombed in WW2 and then see how it has been restored.. Don't miss it,  more »
  • The church was heavily damaged during WW2 & had to be all but rebuilt after & they have done a magnificent job. The church appears very old & features internally some photos pre war & post war & today...  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 Cathedral with free entrance and great atmosphere. We liked it and we like to come back!
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  • Of great, very beautiful, loud, beautiful ceiling columns, beautiful church.
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  • It's worth the look especially for outside
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  • Very nice 17th century cathedral, one of the only surviving buildings of the destruction of the second world war in le Havre.
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