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Eglise St-Joseph

Bd. Francois-Ier, Le Havre, France
+33 2 35 42 20 03
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I was going to give this 1 out of 5 until I went inside

As I approached this church which is the main landmark in Le Havre I had decided it was a hideously... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
NB1957
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
The great landmark site in Le Havre

It was built after WW2 in memory of victims of the Second World War. This 107-meter high octagon... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Daga P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I approached this church which is the main landmark in Le Havre I had decided it was a hideously unattractive building but the outside does nothing to prepare you for what is inside. It really is a strikingly beautiful building and one of the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was built after WW2 in memory of victims of the Second World War. This 107-meter high octagon concrete tower was created by Auguste Perret, the architect for the post-war new city of Le Havre. There is no fee but donations are accepted.

Thank Daga P
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

If you are ever in Le Havre you must go here. Wonderful tower which seems to go on for ever. Look for the spiral staircase part of the way up.

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

It was opposite our hotel and a landmark site in Le Havre. It was built after the destruction in WW2 and reflects modernism after the war. In deed it has the impression of New York. Certainly worth a look in though it probably wouldn’t occupy...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

This church is not the normal looking church and that is part of the attraction. Lots of pictures showing the before and process to build this after WW2. Has the look of wooden beams which is different than most European churches.

Thank Elsie H
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

So stark from the outside, so colorful inside, though still a little cold feeling. A unique testament to the strength of the people of LeHavre to overcome the adversity brought on them by WWII and move forward into the light of the future. It doesn't...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Visited the church whilst on a cruise day stop. You can see the church from the port and how imposing it looks. From the outside it looks like a very un-inviting concrete tower block. As soon as you enter the church that view changes. The...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

It is stunning from the outside, but once inside it is great to look around especially at the roof and the 12,768 coloured glasses which make up the windows. On the back wall there is an excellent display showing the history of the church and...More

Thank Paul A
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

a very different church but inside it is very impressive in its simplicity. walk around or sit down and injoy the interior and the great light through the many colored windows. I donot like the cover over the altar though

Thank Niels T
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Stopped at Le Havre on a cruise, killing time we ventured to this Church expecting very little but venture inside and you'll find a cavernous, bright and colourful interior. Peaceful and worth spending a few moments inside. A little bit of history inside about why...More

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