St Pierre Cathedral, Beauvais

Highly recommended
This cathedral, one of the masterpieces of Gothic art in northern France, is unique in terms of its size and unfinished state. Views of the huge 48m-high vaults are head-spinning, while the transept is beautifully lit by stained-glass windows. The astronomical clock, built from 1865 to 1868 by Louis-Auguste Vérité, boasts 90,000 parts, including 50 automaton and 52 faces, which depict the seasons, length of days and nights etc.

Useful information

Address:

Rue St-Pierre, 60000 Beauvais

Phone:

+33 3 44 48 11 60

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

Apr-Sep: 10am-6.15pm (except offices); rest of year: 10am-noon, 2pm-5.15pm, 25 Dec 2pm-5.15pm - closed 1 Jan

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