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Eglise St-Joseph is one of the most recognized symbols of the city. The bell tower is one of the tallest in France, rising to a height of 107 m (350 ft). Designed by Auguste Perret, the tall tower is lined with colored glass. Make Eglise St-Joseph a centerpiece of your Le Havre vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Le Havre tour planner.
Eglise St-Joseph reviews
This a monumental church and probably the greatest of architect Auguste Perrey. I have been told that originally it was supposed to be at the top a lighthouse ... never happened but at night it is... more »
it looks unusual from far, and the closer you get, the more it looks unusual - also inside. like big parts of Le Havre built after the destruction in the 2nd WW, this is a landmark of leftist city... more »
Amazing church building not like any other type of modern type church I have seen so far. Very strong geometric concrete structure on the inside. You will find texts and images of its architect inside. The seats remind me of 1960's movie theatre seats, not the typical wood seats. As a church it comes with free entrance (donations welcome). Worth a visit as a part of the UNESCO world heritage site of the "concrete city" that it stands in.
It's all about straight lines and different angles, and off course the coloured glass. To me it does not have that feeling you get when you enter into a church. It was more like a library with no books. You need to get close to the altar and look up and marvel at the angles and the different colours produced by the glass. I was lucky that the sun was shining outside, which made the glass light up inside.
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