Beauvais Things to Do Tips by grayfo
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Saint-Barthelemy Collegiate Church was the home of a religious order
When I was here the ruin had been enhanced with a display called "White Dome", Light bounces off 1,000 almost-invisible nylon filaments that descend from a dome at the top of the tower. The nylon lines hold a series of wire rings that form a dome that is adorned with 3,000 tiny Swarovski crystals.
Address: Rue Saint-Pierre, 60000 Beauvais
Directions: Located next to Beauvais Cathedral
The Museum of the Oise department is located in the former Palace of the Bishops-Counts of Beauvais; the entrance is a 14th century gatehouse. The museum takes you on a journey that includes the Gallic warrior of Saint-Maur in medieval stone and wood carvings; the works of the French school of the 16th century, that includes the Resurrection of Christ by Antoine Caron, sketches by Thomas Couture for his painting of the Recruitment of volunteers to mention but a few.
October to June
Wednesday to Monday: 10:00 am to 12:00 am and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
July to September
Wednesday to Monday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Address: 1, rue du Musée, 60000 Beauvais
Directions: Located next to the Cathedral
Phone: +33 (0) 3 44 10 40 50
The Town Hall was built in 1752 and is the location of where Marshal Ferdinand Foch (General of the Allied Armies) directed battle operations from the town hall in 1918.
Address: 1 Rue Desgroux, 60021 Beauvais
Directions: Located in the Place Jeanne Hachette
Phone: +33 (0) 3 44 79 40 00
During 1472 Beauvais was under siege by the Duke of Burgundy, this siege was famous for the heroism of the women, under the leadership of Jeanne Hachette, who earned her surname for the hatchet with which she helped to repel the Burgundians whose memory is still celebrated by an annual procession on the 14th of October (the feast of Saint Angadrème), in which the women take precedence of the men. This bronxe statue was by Gabriel-Vital Dubray.
Address: Place Jeanne-Hachette, 60000 Beauvais
Directions: Located opposite the Town Hall
The National Gallery of Tapestry presents contemporary exhibitions, as well as a rich collection of period fabrics and furniture belonging to the "National Furniture" collection. When the gallery is fully opened up it can hold 696 people. The gallery was designed by the architect André Hermant and built in 1964, the building rests upon the buttresses of the old Gallo-Roman ramparts.
Tuesday to Sunday: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Address: 22, rue Saint-Pierre, 60000 Beauvais
Directions: Located near the Cathedral of Saint Peter
Phone: +33 (0) 3 44 15 39 10
Jean Racine (1639-1699) a French dramatist was known as one of the three great playwrights of 17th-century France, and an important literary figure in the Western tradition.
Racine studied at the convent of Port-Royal des Champs near Paris from 1649 to 1653, transferred to the College of Beauvais for almost two years, and then returned to Port-Royal in October 1655 to perfect his studies.
Directions: Located on the corner of rue Jean Racine and rue Philippe de Dreux
The Beauvais Tourist provides tourist and practical information, hiking and mountain bike trails, concert and show tickets, gifts and souvenirs in the shop, group and individual guided tours, weekends and short breaks, and more.
Monday to Saturday: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Sunday (April to October): 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Address: 1 Rue Beauregard, 60005 Beauvais
Directions: Located near to the cathedral
Phone: +33 (0) 3 44 15 30 30
Monument aux Morts Beauvais
The Beauvais War Memorial commemorates the inhabitants of Beauvais who died in the First and Second World War. The memorial is by Henri Gréber and was inaugurated on 6 July 1924. The monument was inspired by the mémoires of a Lieutenant Péricard who wrote that during an attack on the Yser in 1914 he had imagined that he had seen dead soldiers rise up to give assistance.
Address: Place de l'Hôtel Dieu, Beauvais
Building of the Cathedral of Saint Peter began in 1225, by the Bishop of Beauvais, but was never completed. It was to have been the largest cathedral in Europe. Its vault was to have been 157 feet high. However, it collapsed in 1272 and 1284, 200 years later a transept was built and expanded along with the addition of a large tower in the sixteenth century. However, in 1573 the tower was the cause of another major collapse. Today, it is a remarkable Gothic structure, standing only as chapels, and a transept.
Monday to Saturday: 9:00 am to 12:15 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Address: Rue Saint-Pierre, 60000 Beauvais
Directions: Located in the centre of Beauvais
Phone: +33 (0) 3 44 45 93 93
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