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Beauvais Cathedral

Address: Rue Saint Pierre, Beauvais, France
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Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Beauvais
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks

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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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
22 helpful votes 22 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
4 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
81 helpful votes 81 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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21 helpful votes 21 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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