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This famous 15th-century cathedral is the largest surviving wooden church in France.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Rue des Logettes, Honfleur, France
+33 2 31 89 11 83
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 January 2012

We came to Honfleur for the pretty port and when I read up on it, we added this wooden church to our "must" list. I had no idea what to expect since I'd never been to a wooden church before and I was floored. It's...More

5  Thank countryskipper
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

Another church, when the sun's shining it's superb, but otherwise another church.

2  Thank TinaandLes
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Reviewed 5 days ago

St. Catherine's Church in Honfleur is unbelievably beautiful. The largest surviving timber framed church in France dating back to the 15th century. It really is amazing, such a massive space it takes your breath away. Well worth a visit.

Thank jtuk2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Any picture shows the beauty of this XV century temple. Built by boat builders, its roof has the shape of 2 boats. It is the major church of France built in wood. The bell tower, also in wood, was built separately from the church supposedly...More

Thank raquelcX7851JM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church constructed of all wood was an incredible masterpiece of architecture to behold. The space is vast and completely filled with incredible pieces of art, sculptures, and displays. I was somewhat surprised that they allowed and encouraged all the open candle memorial stations all...More

Thank Darren M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wooden church that is very interesting, had a food market around it when we visited. Inside is worth seeing as it is so different in that it is not made of stone.

Thank tezpil
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited Cathedrals and Churches all over Europe. This is the most unusual Church that I have visited. It is the largest wooden church in France. It has two parallel Naves. The first Nave was built in 1468. It proved to be too small...More

Thank eichsttl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church was so interesting as it is made of wood and the bell tower is in an entirely separate building. If you go to the Eugene Boudin art museum, save your ticket and you will get free admission to the bell tower and its...More

Thank Dee_in_DE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful church in the middle of this bustling harbour town. Stunning architecture and unusual wooden construction. Very peaceful and atmospheric inside with a wonderful sense of the building being an important 'heart' of the community for hundreds of years.

Thank Debs H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based upon past experiences, we were mightily impressed with how much this church felt so Scandinavian to us. Maybe it was the wood, probably that was it. Maybe the exterior architecture, yeah, that was a part of it, too. It just didn't feel like the...More

Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Staggeringly beautiful interior - well worth walking just a short way to visit it. It's completely made of wood inside instead of stone and is so different from the usual.

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Do find out about the history of this historic church. Beautiful stained glass and interesting photographs. Also historic statues.

Thank Bpr39
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Response from Madeleine W | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure it's Catholic
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Response from Midlands_T | Reviewed this property |
Not knowing when you are going I would say "possibly". The easiest method of locating is via search engines le Harve tourist information office". If you are there and want to while away a damp Sunday afternoon - try going... More