Beauvais The Essential
Interesting
The best views of Beauvais can be enjoyed from the Pont de Paris, from where the imposing bulk of the cathedral, supported by a mass of flying buttresses, rises above the rooftops. Make your way into the town, which suffered some of the worst bomb damage of the Second World War, and you'll pass wood-timbered houses and a few examples of architectural ceramics, one of the region's great traditions. The capital of the Oise and the centre of tapestry remains typical of the Picardy in every way.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Beauvais
St Pierre Cathedral, Beauvais
St Pierre Cathedral, Beauvais
An admirable 13th Century chevet
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Musée départemental de l'Oise
Musée départemental de l'Oise
In the former episcopal palace, there
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St Etienne Church in Beauvais
St Etienne Church in Beauvais
The nave and transept are Romanesque,
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Place Jeanne-Hachette
Place Jeanne-Hachette
The young Beauvais woman Jeanne Laisné
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Marissel Church
Marissel Church
The restored church in this village that
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Collégiale St-Barthélémy
Collégiale St-Barthélémy
Some ruins of this collegiate can be
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