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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 .

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