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Beauvais Cathedral

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Address: Rue Saint Pierre, Beauvais, France

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This cathedral which unfortunately was never finished still remains the tallest gothic one in the world. Pretty impressive inside. But its gem is the very sophisticated clock... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Portland, Maine
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This cathedral which unfortunately was never finished still remains the tallest gothic one in the world. Pretty impressive inside. But its gem is the very sophisticated clock which is still functioning today. There is only one like this in the world and it is in Strasbourg. I highly recommend you to stay for the show when all the characters come... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The most beautiful thing in the cathedral is the astronomical clock. It's an amazing clock. Unfortunately the cathedral is not in a good shape

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Limerick, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Built by a mad bishop who wanted to outdo all other cathedrals in the area. It's claimed that Notre Dame would fit inside it. It really does take the breathe away no matter how many times one comes upon it.

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Castleknock, Dublin, Ireland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is such an impressive gothic cathedral dating back to the late 1200's, in an unassuming town, definitely worth seeing

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

a very nice cathedral, but in my eyes little bit over rated. I saw plenty other cathedrals in my life and this one was nice but not in top 5 at all.

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Moncton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Very historic. Little bit spooked by materials sitting on ground that had fallen off building...it is very, very high. Work actively being carried out in it.

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London, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Make sure that you stay for the presentation of the Cathedral's clock. It is in French and has no English version though.

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Riga, Latvia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Just go there and see for yourselves. The glory of a Cathedral is surrounded by a charming city, good food spots and generous sightseeing walks.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Well worth a visit when in Beauvais. Beautiful architecture with interesting features. The astronomical clock is huge - there is a charge to see this which, we believe includes a talk. There was no one there during our visit and so we were able to at least see this amazing piece of mechanics.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

stained glass reminiscent of La Sainte Chapelle- but the automata on the clock are just fantastic- worht paying for the commentary

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