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“Nicest church in Caen”
Review of Eglise Saint-Jean

Eglise Saint-Jean
Ranked #13 of 31 things to do in Caen
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

I loved this building. The light through the stained glass windows and the lantern tower were fantastic. lovelyon a sunny wintery day. Liked the relics of new saints Louis and Zelie Martin.plenty of opportunities to light candles which is always a good thing!

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

I'm not a church-goer, but a church-visitor, when traveling. And sometimes, beyond the architecture and murals, etc, there can happen a sort of spiritual experience. Like here. Especially when viewing the charred remains or the "re-crucified" Christ. The stupid nazis set fire to a wooden Jesus, and now it hangs there, the remains, that is, as a reminder...amazing world.

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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

You kind of think restoration is over in Caen and then you find this wonderful church. Take a look at some of the information panels outside and marvel at the resources still being deployed.

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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.

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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 .

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