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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  • It is not completely old because she also suffered the bombing of September 1944, but the miracle is that it was rebuilt to become again as before... The façade and the bell tower are time. A nice Church, long, of composite style (renaissance, baroque, 17th).
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  • The Cathedral is one of the few old buildings of the town center is heavily destroyed in the war. It was also destroyed, but lovingly restored and definitely worth seeing.
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  • Intresting from the outside. Inside as a number of features to look at, but the main feature is the alter and the glass stained window on the LHS.  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!
  • Great Cathedral with free entrance and great atmosphere. We liked it and we like to come back!
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  • Very beautiful
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  • Of great, very beautiful, loud, beautiful ceiling columns, beautiful church.
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