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Beauvais Cathedral

Rue Saint Pierre, Beauvais, France
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Beauvais
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Moncton, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
49 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Fishers, Indiana
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79 reviews 79 reviews
41 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This cathedral transforms itself at night. It becomes a canvas for a wonderful light show. We were mesmerized. We toured the church the next morning and it was breathtaking inside as well.

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90 reviews 90 reviews
24 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We were in Beauvais to go to the nice Saturday market and had time to see the huge St. Peter cathedral. Even after seeing many of Europe's famed churches this one was impressive. The interior felt authentic and intimate for its size, perhaps because it wasn't packed with tourists (except us). Walking around the outside also showed us the ancient... More

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Athlone, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Enjoyed a 30 minutes light and music show at the Cathedral that happens on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

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Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
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96 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

How lovely to be in Picardy. So many beautiful places. We are trying to see all the cathedrals, this time :Beauvais. It is a stunning building. One can understand what the architect wanted. You can see what he tried. And at the same time you undergo the massive mistake. (What goes up, must come down) A disaster is being postponed... More

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Milan, Italy
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15 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Yes, gothic cathedrals are huge and reach to the sky. This is taller, bigger, incomplete, and failing. They never completed the main nave and façade, leaving the choir and transect unbalanced and needing "temporary" buttresses. The only cathedral where I ever felt the strain of matter pushed by mankind up against gravity. Feels like watching an Apollo launch from under... More

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