"You Should Stop at Beauvais" Beauvais by hquittner

Beauvais Travel Guide: 49 reviews and 147 photos

Overlooked? How Is That?

We spent a full day exploring Beauvais. That wa long ago, yet its sites remain unchanged and ignored by VT'ers and other recent travelers heading to or from Paris using the low-price airlines that land there. All they see is out the bus window as they go by.Of course if they are not interested Gothic Cathedrals or older churches or the history of fine tapestry and such, they have made the correct decision. But be aware that the cathedral of St.-Pierre is the tallest one in the world. It is a Michelin 3* attraction (rated worth a journey).

The Town

The center town has been rebuilt since the devastation of W.W. II. Since the tapestry manufacture was moved to the Gobelins in Paris at the start of the war, Beauvais was awarded a National Museum of Tapistry. The church of St.-Etienne should also be visited by those interested in churches and for is stained glass.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great for Church-hoppers Like Us
  • Cons:This May Not Be Why You Come to France
  • In a nutshell:For some a built-in day trip outside of Paris
  • Last visit to Beauvais: May 1988
  • Intro Updated Jan 18, 2009
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  • kokoryko's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2009 at 2:18 PM

    St Etienne looks even more interesting than the cathedral, and I learned a lot with your tips! I will visit Beauvais this week end and hope to have the sun through the windows. . . Best.

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2009 at 6:33 AM

    Fabulous tips and photos. Jealous of your many adventures. I'll be back. Hope your birthday is full of love and laughter.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jan 18, 2009 at 9:35 AM

    It's a great place to visit I'm sure...

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