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Beauvais Cathedral

Rue Saint Pierre, Beauvais, France
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Beauvais
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Paris, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Each evening, after the sun has gone down, there is a "Son et Lumière" show which is really worth a look

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Preston, England, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Beauvais cathedral is certainly worth a visit but not sufficiently tourist oriented. All captions and notes to items to see are only in French when having in German and English as well would help. If going to Beauvais do not fly via its airport! Lacks seating and what there is, is all metal! Toilets are disgusting and many had never... More

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Toronto, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Wonderful examples of renaissance, gothic and Carolingian architecture. Also less crowded than other churches if a similar calibre, if you're staying in Beauvais the cathedral is a must. They have a timeline, only in French however, which is an aspect that could be improved, but it is exhaustive and details the history of the cathedral, along with architectural notes and... More

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Senlis, France
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25 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Having seen a program on the cathedrals in the region, I chose Beauvais. I knew that it housed an astrological clock with moving mechanical figures, depicting the Last Judgment. The cathedral itself has suffered throughout history - the French revolution, fires, collapsed towers, world wars, but is still standing. It is being restored but the work is being done with... More

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33 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Wonderful cathedral, if a little bit off-putting seeing it held up with timber structures! Home to the world's oldest chiming clock and a spectacular astrological clock/machine! Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Cathedrals are my passion and I had the notion that this one's only shallow fame was being the tallest one but being nearby I had to go. Now despite only part of it remaining after the collapse of the nave, it is one of my favorites. The play of light, the atmosphere - it is more than just tall. The... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Very nice and well worth a visit. The best attraction in the town ,beautiful building. There is also a little museum opposite which is also free entry and it is nice for a look round.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

This cathedral is certainly worth seeing. It has two fantastic clocks which certainly grabbed the interest of my two children. At the moment there is scaffolding taking up the whole height of the nave which stops you getting a really good view.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Extraordinary attempt at being the best! In addition it has two interesting clocks, beautiful stained-glass. be careful though because it closes at 6.30 pm.

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Top Contributor
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17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Absolutely brilliant sound and light show at 11p.m. projected on to the facade of this stunning cathedral. Amazed how little advertising there is about it... we saw it on the bbc in england last year and i vowed to get to see it. well worth the overnight trip, only 2 hours from the Tunnel.

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