Beauvais

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Beauvais Travel Guide

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City Introduction

Beauvais is a city in northern France, located on the river Le Thérain. The city’s history goes back to the time as the capital of Belgian tribes and to the Roman Caesaromagus. In the 8th century, Beauvais was established as a county, and in 1013 the county passed to the city’s bishops. Throughout the 1300s and 1400s, Beauvais was besieged and attacked by the English several times. Later, Beauvais became a place of education, and in 1664 a royal tapestry factory was established in the town and works from here became famous throughout Europe. In the 1900s, there was fighting in and around Beauvais in both world wars, with the town being significantly damaged both times.

Today, Beauvais is a cozy town, where the sights of the old center are all within easy reach. In the center you will find Place Jeanne Hachette as the connecting square for the city districts, and here you can see Beauvais’ town hall, which was built in the middle of the 18th century. In front of the town hall there is a statue of Jeanne Hachette, who became a heroine in 1472 during the defense of the city against the invading troops of Duke Charles I of Burgundy. You can also visit the Musée départemental de l’Oise, which is a museum located in the historical residence of the bishops in the city. At the museum you can, among other things, see some art and archaeological finds.

The largest and most famous attraction in Beauvais is the city’s Gothic cathedral, which is included in UNESCO’s list of world cultural heritage. The cathedral was built in the 13th century and consecrated in 1272. However, the impressive construction continued in the following centuries. The plan was to build a colossal cathedral, and with 48.5 meters to the vaults, the choir became the tallest in the world, which is still impressive to explore on a visit. The construction of the church’s transept was completed in 1548, and in 1569 the cathedral’s 153-meter-high spire was completed, making the church the world’s tallest building. However, the spire was not designed to last, and it collapsed in 1573. That was the end of further construction of the church, and therefore the cathedral stands today without a long nave. On the site of the once planned nave, you can see the Romanesque church, Notre-Dame-de-la-Basse-Œuvre.

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Beauvais Cathedral

Beauvais Cathedral

Overview of Beauvais

Beauvais is a city in northern France, located on the river Le Thérain. The city’s history goes back to the time as the capital of Belgian tribes and to the Roman Caesaromagus. In the 8th century, Beauvais was established as a county, and in 1013 the county passed to the city’s bishops. Throughout the 1300s and 1400s, Beauvais was besieged and attacked by the English several times. Later, Beauvais became a place of education, and in 1664 a royal tapestry factory was established in the town and works from here became famous throughout Europe. In the 1900s, there was fighting in and around Beauvais in both world wars, with the town being significantly damaged both times.

Today, Beauvais is a cozy town, where the sights of the old center are all within easy reach. In the center you will find Place Jeanne Hachette as the connecting square for the city districts, and here you can see Beauvais’ town hall, which was built in the middle of the 18th century. In front of the town hall there is a statue of Jeanne Hachette, who became a heroine in 1472 during the defense of the city against the invading troops of Duke Charles I of Burgundy. You can also visit the Musée départemental de l’Oise, which is a museum located in the historical residence of the bishops in the city. At the museum you can, among other things, see some art and archaeological finds.

The largest and most famous attraction in Beauvais is the city’s Gothic cathedral, which is included in UNESCO’s list of world cultural heritage. The cathedral was built in the 13th century and consecrated in 1272. However, the impressive construction continued in the following centuries. The plan was to build a colossal cathedral, and with 48.5 meters to the vaults, the choir became the tallest in the world, which is still impressive to explore on a visit. The construction of the church’s transept was completed in 1548, and in 1569 the cathedral’s 153-meter-high spire was completed, making the church the world’s tallest building. However, the spire was not designed to last, and it collapsed in 1573. That was the end of further construction of the church, and therefore the cathedral stands today without a long nave. On the site of the once planned nave, you can see the Romanesque church, Notre-Dame-de-la-Basse-Œuvre.

About the Beauvais travel guide

Contents: Tours in the city + tours in the surrounding area
Published: Released soon
Author: Stig Albeck
Publisher: Vamados.com
Language: English

About the travel guide

The Beauvais travel guide gives you an overview of the sights and activities of the French city. Read about top sights and other sights, and get a tour guide with tour suggestions and detailed descriptions of all the city’s most important churches, monuments, mansions, museums, etc.

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