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the largest church made out of wood in France, Saint Catherine's Catholic Church is dedicated to Saint Catherine of Alexandria. A wooden sculpture shows her holding a wheel and a sword. The first nave is the oldest part of the building, dating to the second half of the 15th century. It was built using naval construction techniques, which gives the impression of an upside-down ship's hull. In the 16th century, a second nave was added, whose vault was like the wooden vaults of modest Gothic churches. The famous "axe masters" of the city’s naval yards created this lovely building without using any saws, just like their Norman ancestors and the Vikings before them. There's a bell tower separate from the principal building. Make Saint Catherine's Catholic Church a part of your Honfleur vacation plans using our Honfleur day trip site.
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This wooden structure is unbelievable. What a charming church. I loved the wooden roof beams. It is not a huge church, but I have never seen anything like this before.
This wooden structure is unbelievable. What a charming church. I loved the wooden roof beams. It is not a huge church, but I have never seen anything like this before. more »
A very old wooden church, strikingly impressive and stands out so well against other buildings, just a stone throw from the harbour
A very old wooden church, strikingly impressive and stands out so well against other buildings, just a stone throw from the harbour more »
I think back to the unimaginable horror stories my older brother and I could tell, well he could have too if he hadn't committed suicide and how we suffered because of this place. My Father was USAF, part of SHAPE for a couple years and they immediately sent him back to the States to ensure the Priest's safety. My salvation was never believing any of the lies he preached each week. Preying on small children is an unimaginable violation and this thing, not a man did it for years unpunished, well not totally.
Plenty to see and a historical building
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