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Review of Beauvais Cathedral

Beauvais Cathedral
Rue Saint Pierre, Beauvais, France
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Beauvais
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Asker, Norway
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105 reviews 105 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“I agree!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I do really agree with the other reviewers on this! Why is this cathedral not more famous and visited? We have been in cathedrals around Europe but this is really a gem! Maybe it felt very special because it really took us with a surprise. We were only visiting Beauvais for an evening, waiting for a RyanAir plane to Bologna, we did not know about the cathedral before it suddenly appeared in front of us, and it was really breathtaking on the outside and unforgettable on the inside.

Visited November 2012
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Ogden, Utah
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“One of the most overlooked cathedrals in France”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

So many people make the trek to Amiens, Rouen or Paris to see their lovely and historic cathedrals. However, what many don't realize is that en route to any of these places is Beauvais which holds one of the rare gems of Gothic architecture.

When construction began in the 13th century, the notorious Bishop of Beauvais aspired to make this the tallest cathedral at that time. Soaring to nearly 50m, this construction remains a marvel of medieval ingenuity and to this day remains the tallest Gothic nave in the world.

Over the centuries and during its building, the cathedral's astounding height was a constant issue. This wondrous work has experienced constant collapses and fires. It has endured two world wars and disrepair.

Recently, the renovations have been completed and now she stands grandly over the charming city of Beauvais. Truly one of the unique cathedrals in the world, take a few minutes to visit this inspiring and beautiful structure. You won't be disappointed.

Visited April 2012
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Why is this cathedral not more famous?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Amazing vaulted interior and stunning clock. Absolutely recommend, followed by a visit to the town museum just across the street.

Visited January 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Lovely”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This is a very beautiful place it is in the center. Beside the cathedral there is a small cottage which you can visit. The Cathedral is peaceful and quite. There are some magazines you can get or books. It is amazing.

Visited January 2013
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Akron, Ohio
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6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Fascinating Architecture!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

It's architecture is phenomenal; a historical gem well worth a visit.
There are presently no pews only individual chairs for seating.

Visited September 2012
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