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Beauvais Office de tourisme
1 rue Beauregard Beauvais
60000

Tel:+33 (0)3 44 15 30 30
Fax:+33 (0)3 44 15 30 31

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Beauvais is noted for its outstanding Cathedrale St-Pierre which was actually never finished.  In 1284 the high vaults collapsed only to be followed by the spire (the tallest ever built) in 1573.  Today people travel far and wide to glimpse its superb stained-glass and 90,000-part astronomical clock built in the 1860s. 

Apart from the cathedral there are a couple of other noteworthy museums in Beauvais including the Galerie Nationale de la Tapisserie with its superb collection of tapestries (an old trade in Beauvais) and the Musee Departemental de L'Oise with a rich ensemble of wood carvings, ceramics and Art Nouveau, French & Italian paintings.

What to See - Beauvais Attractions

Manufacture Nationale de la Tapisserie
24 rue Henri Brispot, Beauvais 60000
tours of the tapestry factory where striking, hand-woven tapestries are produced for the government and State functions
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Tue-Thur | Tel: +33 (0)3 44 14 41 90

Eglise St-Etienne
rue Engrand Leprince, Beauvais 60000
a 16th century nave belltower and Gothic choir are two of the features of Beauvais' church
| Opening Times: Apr-Oct:daily

Office National des Forets
1 ave de Sylvie, Chantilly 60500
walking guides and hiking trails for Chantilly forest available here
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mon-Fri | Tel: +33 (0)3 44 57 03 88

Musee Conde
Château de Chantilly, Chantilly 60500
a museum that houses works by Botticelli, Poussin and Ingres
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)3 44 62 62 62

Galerie Nationale de la Tapisserie
22 rue St-Pierre, Beauvais 60000
find out more about Beauvais's tapestry making tradition
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Tue-Sun | Tel: +33 (0)3 44 15 39 10

Musee Departemental de L'Oise
Ancien Palais Episcopal, 1 rue du Musee, Beauvais 60000
archaeological finds, medieval sculpture, tapestries, ceramics etc to be discovered here
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)3 44 11 43 83

Musee Vivant du Cheval
Grandes Ecuries du Prince de Conde, Chantilly 60500
a chance to view some of Chantilly's thoroughbred horses
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mons | Tel: +33 (0)3 44 57 40 40