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Honfleur in Calvados Département, Basse-Normandie, France — Lower Normandy (Atlantic Coast)
 

Le Faubourg Saint-Catherine / Le Faubourg Saint-Léonard

 
 
Le Faubourg Saint-Catherine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 30, 2015
1. Le Faubourg Saint-Catherine Marker
Inscription.
Le Faubourg Saint-Catherine
Le faubourg Saint-Catherine, était autrefois longé par la mer. C'est donc très logiquement que les marins s'y sont installés et y ont édifié dans la deuxième moitié du XV° siècle, l'étonnante église Sainte Catherine. Disposant alors de peu de moyens, ils utilisent comme matière première, le bois et leurs connaissances en construction navale.

Ils'agit de l'une des plus grandes églises en bois de France. Elle à la particularité d'être la seule église en bois à posséder un clocher séparé du reste de l'église.

Saint-Catherine's area used to be bordered by the sea. Obviously it became the sailors district. During the second part of the 15th century, they built the amazing Sainte-Catherine's Church. Because of a lack of money they used wood as material. It's the largest wooden church in France with a separate bell tower.

Le saviez-vous.?
Au XIXème siècle, on ajouta à l'église un portail de pierre néoclassique. Il fut détruit en 1929, mais il apparaît sur de nombreux tableaux Impressionnistes.
During the 19th century a neoclassic stone portal was added to the church. It was destroyed in 1929, but it appears on many Impressionist paintings.

Le
Honfleur - L' Eglise Saint-Catherine, Le Clocher image. Click for full size.
circa 1905
2. Honfleur - L' Eglise Saint-Catherine, Le Clocher
Church of St. Catherine, the bell tower.
Faubourg Saint-Léonard
Le faubourg Saint-Léonard contrairement à Sainte Catherine, est plutôt tourné vers l'intérieur des terres. L'église Saint Léonard, située au cœur du faubourge, a connu de nombreuses péripéties. Détruite à plusieurs reprises entre le XVème et le XVIème siècles, elle fut rebâtie autant de fois.

De nos jours seules subsistent du XVème siècle, la 1ère travée de la nef et la façade. Le portail principal a conservé son décor de gothique flamboyant. Le grand clocher octogonal date du XVIIIème siècle.

Saint Léonard's area, unlike Sainte Catherine's, is turned to the countryside. The church, located in the heart of the parish has known many incidents. It was destroyed several times between the 15th and the 16th centuries. Nowadays, the only remains of the 15th century are the first section of the nave and the façade. The porch has kept its gothic decoration. The bell tower dates from the 18th century.

Le saviez-vous.?
En 1824, le peintre Eugène Boudin est né rue Bourdet dans le quartier Saint Léonard.
In 1824, the painter Eugène Boudin was born rue Bourdet in the Saint Léonard area.
 
Erected by le gentilé des
Le Faubourg Saint-Léonard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 30, 2015
3. Le Faubourg Saint-Léonard Marker
habitants de Honfleur.
 
Location. 49° 25.239′ N, 0° 14.046′ E. Marker is in Honfleur, Basse-Normandie, in Calvados Département. Marker is at the intersection of Quai de la Quarantaine and Quai Saint-Etienne, on the right when traveling east on Quai de la Quarantaine. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Honfleur, Basse-Normandie 14600, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Les Greniers à Sel / Le Jardin des Personnalités (here, next to this marker); L'Enclos et la Lieutenance / Le Vieux Bassin (a few steps from this marker); La Cité des Peintres / La Côte de Grâce (a few steps from this marker); La Sainte Bernadette (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Frédéric Sauvage (about 120 meters away); Mémoire des Soldats Alliés Tombés (about 150 meters away); Albert Sorel (about 150 meters away); Le statuaire des Moulières (about 210 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Honfleur.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
<i>Honfleur - L'Eglise Saint-Léonard </i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1920
4. Honfleur - L'Eglise Saint-Léonard
The Church of St. Leonard
Carrousel à Honfleur image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 30, 2015
5. Carrousel à Honfleur
There are four, two-sided markers located at the Carrousel à Honfleur.
 
 
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