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Beauvais, the essentials

Beauvais is a must on any tour – and you’ll love it!

A challenge for builders and a royal tapestry works: unique architecture and craft skills in Beauvais.

 Morning

St. Peter’s Cathedral: Guided tour of St. Peter’s Cathedral and the cathedral district with a registered tour guide. The cathedral is a gem of 13th and 16th-century Gothic architecture. The builders were faced with an amazing challenge - the cathedral in Beauvais has the tallest Gothic chancel in the world.

Astronomical clock: Tour followed by a totally new presentation of the 19th-century astronomical clock. This is an exceptional example of clockmaking, comprising 90,000 synchronised parts including some magnificent automata. It has recently celebrated its 150th birthday!

 Lunch: we can recommend a selection of venues for food lovers.

 Afternoon 

 Tapestry works: Guided tour of Beauvais’ national tapestry works. Set up by Colbert in 1664, the works in Beauvais still have weavers who produce low-warp tapestries on horizontal looms. This is an outstanding opportunity to meet craftsmen who are keeping an age-old art form alive by making exclusive orders for the State!

 

Maladrerie Saint Lazare: It’s unique! Guided tour of Beauvais’ former leper hospital, the only set of buildings of its kind in France. It dates back to the 12th and 13th centuries, making this an outstanding example of mediaeval hospital architecture. The barn has been restored to its former glory and is dazzling for its size (740 m2) and its magnificent 13th-century oak rafters. Visitors can also take a stroll in the mediaeval-style garden in the hospital grounds.

 

 

 

 ALL OUR PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS CAN BE FOUND IN OUR “GROUPS” BROCHURE FOR 2018  BROCHURE GROUPES

 

 

 

The price includes :
Guided tours with a registered tour guide
Tickets
Meal(s) as described
Price per person for groups of 25+
Free for driver + 1 free for 35 paying clients
Valid: daily except monday, friday, saturday and sunday
The price does not include :
transport
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Brigitte et Nathalie,
Youre Welcome Team
Phone us on +33 (0)3 44 15 30 32
groupes.beauvaisis@visitbeauvais.fr

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