Saint Catherine's Church And Bell TowerCurrently Closed
- Address: Place Sainte-Catherine, 14600 Honfleur, France
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:15 pm Details
- Phone: +33-0231891183
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Market, Shopping Center, Town, Heritage Building
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.
- Surrounded by markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
- Indoor lighting not conducive for photographs.
- Restaurant La Lieutenance
- Le Bouchond’Honfleur
- Restaurant Le Corsaire
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95% of people who visit Honfleur include Saint Catherine's Church And Bell Tower in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
76.92% of people start their Saint Catherine's Church And Bell Tower visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Saint Catherine's Church And Bell Tower
70% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Saint Catherine's Church And Bell Tower
This church is unique and unusual, and it has free entry. Feels more like a market space. Interesting and worth checking out.
Honfleur has so much to offer .this is just a must .
Interesting church that is made entirely out of wood.
Amazing wooden cathedral, super impressive!
It is a church. Nothing spectacular in any regard. Spend your valuable time somewhere else in the beautiful surroundings.