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    Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Beauvais

    The world's highest Gothic chancel.

    Saint-Pierre cathedral would have been one of the largest buildings in the world, if it had been completed. The cathedral which abuts the Basse Œuvre - a rare example of a Carolingian cathedral - is an building of immense and astounding proportions.

    As a result of a number of accidents, including the collapse of the 153 metre spire, in the 16th century, the building has been left without a nave. However, the cathedral's Gothic chancel, built in the 13th century, and which resembles a 48.5 m glass box under the vaults, alone embodies the essential characteristics of Gothic architecture.


    Additional informations

    Visits are not permitted during religious services.
    For further information, contact the Tourist Information Office on +33 (0)3 44 15 30 30 or email .

    Transports

    Visits are not permitted during religious services.
    For further information, contact the Tourist Information Office on +33 (0)3 44 15 30 30 or email .

    Schedules and prices

    From Thursday 1 to Saturday 31 May 2014 :
        Every day, from 09:00 to 12:30
        Every day, from 14:00 to 18:30
    From Sunday 1 June to Saturday 20 September 2014 :
        Every day, from 09:00 to 18:30
    From Sunday 21 September to Friday 31 October 2014 :
        Every day, from 09:00 to 12:30
        Every day, from 14:00 to 18:30
    From Saturday 1 November to Wednesday 30 April 2014 :
        Every day, from 09:00 to 12:30
        Every day, from 14:00 to 17:30

    Admission prices :
        Free

 
 
    tagged as : Pilgrimages & Spiritual Tours, 60-Oise, Picardy, Religious Building/Heritage
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