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Things to do in Beauvais

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The top 7 attractions in Beauvais

Airports in Beauvais
Beauvais Tillé Airport
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This airport, which is a set of prefabricated buildings and has modernized much by Ryanair, is 3.5 miles NE of the city of Beuvais and about 80km from Paris , and is used mostby by low cost companies for flights to the rest of Europe. For 15 € buses depart from Terminal 2 to Paris that take you on a journey of approximately 1 hour. for more info: http://www.aeroportbeauvais.com/bus.php?lang=es Oh, also there are various car rental agencies have offices at the doors of the terminal.
Cathedrals in Beauvais
Beauvais Cathedral (Saint-Pierre de Beauvais)
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I was pleasantly surprised by the city's great cathedral that I went again before my flight back to Spain. This is one of the masterpieces of Gothic architecture in northern France, and its facade has been cleaned during the recent refurbishing. Built in the 13th century, its vaults are almost 50 meters high, and with the magnificent stained glass windows and its 58 meter long nave, it has a majestic appearance. It houses a magnificent astronomical clock with, supposedly, more than 90,000 pieces.
Of Cultural Interest in Beauvais
Place Jeanne - Hachette
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The story I learned somewhat later, is that a young woman named Jeanne Lainé, in the year 1472, defended the city with axes, hence the name was changed and it was named to what it is now. The council is chaired by one of its sides, and the statue of Jeanne is in the iddle of this bustling which houses one of the most delicious coffees of Beauvais.
Churches in Beauvais
Church St-Étienne
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Beauvais has 2 magnificent churches, this and the Collegiate Church of St-Barthélémy. The St-Etienne is also known as St. Stephen's Church, and has the transept and the nave in a Romanesque style. The choir, reconstructed in the XVI, is in a flamboyant Gothic style, and the windows are of the finest Renaissance art in this area of France.
Streets in Beauvais
Rue du 27 Juin
At the beginning of the busy rue Gambetta, this old street houses medieval buildings that survived the fire of 1940. Half-timbered houses and restaurants, a great place to have a drink, make this a must-see street that's unavoidable if you are in Beauvais.
Museums in Beauvais
National of the Tapestry Gallery
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It is housed in a contemporary building just under the cathedral. This city has always had a long tradition in the production of precious tapestries, and this place has exhibits relating to this. Besides exhibitions, It displays the trend since the 15th century tapestry in this area of France.
Museums in Beauvais
Departmental Museum of L´Oise
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It is the small castle next to the Cathedral of St-Pierre, formerly the Bishop's Palace. Now many things are shown here, you can find archaeological pieces to sculptures and decorative objects, tapestries, ceramics or landscape. In the garden, there are weird contraptions in garages and I don´t really know what they are, I think one of them was an old fire engine.