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“Terrific restoration.”
Review of Eglise Saint-Jean

Eglise Saint-Jean
Ranked #13 of 31 things to do in Caen
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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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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

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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.

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