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Beauvais Cathedral

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Address: Rue Saint Pierre, 60000 Beauvais, France
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+33 3 44 48 11 60
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Magnificent - but cold !

We were here on a damp, grey afternoon in Beauvais. It was the first time I had been there since I hitch-hiked through in about 1961. The cathedral is the one building that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here on a damp, grey afternoon in Beauvais. It was the first time I had been there since I hitch-hiked through in about 1961. The cathedral is the one building that justifies visiting the city. It is a High Gothic fragment, in both senses. Magnificent - but cold !

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Cathedral is on the site of the previous Roman cathedral which was demolished but parts of it still remain. Medieval clock still exists and stained-glass windows.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

So big ! So tall ! This cathedral is awesome. Very nice restauration work has been done. Concert of classical music.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Beautiful...a must-see! Don't miss the clock! Free admission. Finely detailed exterior. Highest interior ceiling in the world!

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Thank Patricia G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Being in Beauvais it's a must to see it. Amazing high. During summer time beautiful illumination. Sometimes you can listen concert inside.

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Thank Marcin--0077
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

A nice change after being in Paris - beautiful cathedral without swarms of people. Lovely to just walk around and relax. Also free apart from astronomical clock (5 euro - runs on the half hour. Pretty to see and I very much appreciate the work put into it, however the show took a long time with not much happening).

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Free to visit if your in Beauvais, worth a look round. High ceilings and huge stained glass windows, unusual clock. If you like history or architecture then definitely worth a visit, kids weren't that interested so we didn't stay long.

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Rivals Notre Dame in Paris. So beautiful and the artwork and architecture is beyond compare. A must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

If you have a few hours to stay in Beauvais, you definitely should take a tourist bus (I think the price for the ticket is only 1 euro or two). The cathedral is a gothic paradise for who love arquitecture building like me. The astronomic clock is unique in the world.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful cathedral in a not-too-touristy town. Stain glass windows are worth the trip. Lots of lovely cafes around the cathedral. Perfect for a sunny afternoon of sight seeing and a cold drink in a cafe.

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