"You Should Stop at Beauvais" Beauvais by hquittner
Beauvais Travel Guide: 49 reviews and 147 photos
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 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: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
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