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“Great church with history and a twist.”
Review of Eglise Saint-Jean

Eglise Saint-Jean
Ranked #13 of 31 things to do in Caen
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

The portico is fantastically twisted due to soft ground during construction. The entry outside are askew and creates a sense that the tower is about to fall. Inside the German SS created a very poignant sculptural image by burning the cross with Jesus, (as they did in any church they came across), leaving a burnt torso hanging mid air on the wall, lit dramatically by a single spotlight in the dim light it is a very sad and visually unforgettable document of the war. I had the pleasure of working with a post war stone mason in Canada who restored the tower as a teenager after the war.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

Another beautiful church in Caen that is worth a visit, a lot of restoration work being done but looks great both outside and inside . Church suffered badly during the battle of Normandy but still standing .

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed 20 December 2015

The history and architecture here is simply amazing. The countryside is absolutely beautiful. If you are put looking for beauty and history, this is the place

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 15 July 2015

Another Beautiful church in Caen. Lovely and worth a visit. The stonework on this church is amazing and people can just look and stare.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 25 February 2015

Inspiring and I have never seen so much carved stonework. There is a lot of information around on the work being carried out.

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Lesleyannbarlow4845
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