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  • 1 St Pierre Cathedral Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Rue St-Pierre F - 60000 Beauvais

    An admirable 13th Century chevet prepares the visitor for the vertiginous views of the vaults 48 metres up. This cathedral is one of the masterpieces of Gothic art in northern France. It is lit by wonderful windows that illuminate the 58-metre transe..

  • 2 St Etienne Church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Place St-Étienne F - 60000 Beauvais

    The nave and transept are Romanesque, and their sobriety contrasts with the architectural richness of the choir stall that was rebuilt in 1500 in a flamboyant style and used as a school. The windows of the choir stall are some of the most beautiful f..

  • 3 Musée départemental de l'Oise Interesting

    Museums and art

    1 r. du Musée F - 60000 Beauvais

    In the former episcopal palace, there are collections of wood and stone sculptures, and a presentation of tapestries left to the cathedral. Archaeological finds, Beaux-Arts, decorative arts and local ceramics accompany a series of Corot landscapes.

  • 4 Marissel Church

    Religious buildings

    r. de Clermont-et-de-Marissel F - 60000 Beauvais

    The restored church in this village that became a suburb of Beauvais stands on raised ground from which the gigantic cathedral can be seen 2km away. A painting by Corot from 1866 and now in the Louvre, made this church famous.

  • 5 Galerie nationale de la tapisserie

    Museums and art

    22 r. St-Pierre F - 60000 Beauvais

    The National Tapestry Gallery is housed in a low building in the cathedral and houses regularly renewed exhibitions giving an overview of French tapestry from the 15th C to present day.

  • 6 Place Jeanne-Hachette

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place Jeanne-Hachette F - 60000 Beauvais

    The young Beauvais woman Jeanne Lainé made her name in 1472 by fighting off attackers with a hatchet. She went down in history as Jeanne Hachette and had a statue erected in her honour opposite the 18th C town hall, which is lit up at night.

  • 7 Collégiale St-Barthélémy

    Religious buildings

    Rue St-Pierre F - 60000 Beauvais

    Some ruins of this collegiate can be seen on the corner of Rue Saint-Pierre.

  • 8 Remparts gallo-romains de Beauvais

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Rue St-Pierre F - 60000 Beauvais

    Il subsiste quelques ruines des remparts de Caesaromagus derrière la galerie nationale de la Tapisserie.

  • 9 Ancien palais épiscopal

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue St-Pierre F - 60000 Beauvais

    The former episcopal palace can be reached by a fortified bridge dating back to the 14th C, flanked by two large towers. At the end of the courtyard, the palace houses the Musée Départemental de l'Oise, which was burned down by the Bourguignons in 14..

  • 10 Maison François Ier

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue de l'Abbé-Gelée F - 60000 Beauvais

    This 15th C house of François I was transferred from Rue Oudry to its current position.

  • 11 Manufacture nationale de la Tapisserie

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    24 r. Henri-Brispot F - 60000 Beauvais

    Housed in the old town abattoirs in 1989, this National Tapestry Factory belongs to the State and has ten horizontal looms where heddle setters work from artists' sketches placed on the reverse of the tapestry and monitor their own work using mirrors..

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