Saint Catherine's Church And Bell Tower, Honfleur
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Saint Catherine's Church And Bell Tower, Honfleur - Address, Phone Number
Address: Rue des Logettes, Honfleur, France
Time Required: 00:30 Mins
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:15 pm Details
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Saint Catherine’s Church has the esteemed distinction of being the largest wooden church with a bell tower in France. It was built by sailors in the late 15th century to replace a damaged stone building. The most unusual aspect of its architecture is the roof, which resembles an upturned boat. That and the fact that it is made entirely of wood is testimony to its builders.
This church is dedicated to Saint Catherine of Alexandria who is represented carrying a wheel and a sword. It is partly covered with chestnut shingles, locally called ‘essentes’. The bell tower is said to have been built away from the main structure to minimise damage due to lightning. The light streaming from the 19th century stained glass windows is truly a sight to behold.
Saint Catherine's Church And Bell Tower Information
- Surrounded by markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
- Indoor lighting not conducive for photographs.
Restaurants Near Saint Catherine's Church And Bell Tower
- Restaurant La Lieutenance
- Le Bouchond’Honfleur
- Restaurant Le Corsaire
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Very unusual and beautiful church made from wood. Fascinatingly! I
Interresting to see a church made of wood, where all other churches in the area/country are made out of stone. Choir was practising, very beautiful.
Splendid wooden church. Tiled floor This is very rare in France.
A lovely little church situated in the beautiful town of Honfleur.
Unique wooden church. Definitely worth stopping in to see. With a price of free you can’t go wrong and will most likely be impressed.
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