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Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, Beauvais

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Cathedrale Saint-Pierre is an incomplete Roman Catholic cathedral. It is considered a daring achievement of Gothic architecture and consists of only a 16th century transept and a choir with seven 13th century polygonal apsidal chapels. Several chapels still contain their original medieval stained glass windows made during the 13th through 15th centuries. You can see a medieval clock from the 14th or 15th century that is likely the oldest fully preserved and functioning mechanical clock in Europe. Make Cathedrale Saint-Pierre a centerpiece of your Beauvais vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Beauvais online trip builder.
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  • An interesting building, in that it collapsed several times, was never finished and has one end just apparently cut off. In a pretty square, with cafes and restaurants dotted around and right next...  more »
  • Magnificent cathedral , to be done at least half day , and would recommend to go there during European Heriatge Days , when most of the doors are open to discover whole building , as well "secret...  more »
  • The highest vault in medieval Europe, but the architects over-reached themselves, so only the choir-end survives. Impressive. What survives of the south portal sculpture is very fine.
  • Beautiful, absolutely stunning architecture. The day I visited there was a tremendous amount of restorative work going on. So it was difficult to see everything. Well worth the visit. The clock is the best that I've seen, just incredible. Worth staying it see it in full action.

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