Accessibility for people with disabilities

Here, you’ll find a selection of tourist sites, leisure activities and accommodation that are accessible and adapted, to make sure everyone can enjoy a pleasant, stress-free stay. The Tourist Office has been awarded the French ‘Tourisme & Handicap’ label for all types of disability, and our team will be delighted to assist you in planning your stay here.

A paper document is available at the Tourist Office with larger font than the standard publication for the visually impaired.

The audio version (accessible with a QR Code) also allows the non-sighted to have access to the list of tourism services in the local area.

To find out more, contact us on +33 (0)3 44 15 30 30

Visit Beauvais at your own pace…

Most of Beauvais town centre is accessible for people with reduced mobility: the majority of pavements have been lowered making it easier to get around, and the surface of the roads has been modified.

The Cathedral of St. Peter

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The main entrance is through the Gothic-style door (Basse Oeuvre). There is an access lift for people with reduced mobility but you will need to call for assistance in order to use it. When you arrive, call +33 (0)3 44 48 11 60. A member of staff will come to assist you! You can then admire the highest Gothic-style choir in the world (48.50 metres high) and the astronomical clock with its 68 automated figures!

The church of Saint-Etienne

There are no steps to access the main entrance to this church so you can visit this remarkable example of the transition between Romanesque art and Gothic art without any assistance. Come inside to admire the magnificent stained-glass windows that were created in the 16th century by the Le Prince family.

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The Musée de l’Oise: MUDO

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Once you’ve passed through the two impressive entrance towers and crossed the cobbled courtyard to reach the Renaissance building on the other side, you’ll be able to admire the 19th-century collections in this former palace of the Bishops and Counts of Beauvais. The building is accessible for people with reduced mobility, there’s a lift to reach the different floors, up as far as the superb room on the 3rd floor under the exposed wooden beams.

The Maladrerie Saint Lazare

In an effort to be accessible for everyone, the Maladrerie Sainte Lazare has introduced various adjustments, including a magnetic loop system for those with a hearing impairment, directional signage for the visually impaired, adapted access to the visit, training for front desk staff, etc. to make this heritage site accessible to all. As a result, the Maladrerie Saint-Lazare was awarded the ‘Tourisme & Handicap’ label for four types of disability: hearing, mental, physical and visual. From the spring onwards, you can wander around the medieval-inspired garden and admire this wonderful example of a former 17th- and 18th-century hospital from its grounds.

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Take some relaxing time out…

Aquaspace

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This latest-generation pool complex is a place to come and relax and have some fun either alone or as a family, in the pool, fun area, relaxation area, outdoor spaces with beach and lawns.

Canada Lake

Fancy some fresh air? Canada Lake is the perfect place to recharge your batteries. There are footpaths so you can walk around the entire lake. This is a great place to explore!

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A bit of shopping…

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The place to be for shopping is the Jeu de Paume shopping centre in the town centre, with 58 different shops. There is a lift available to get to the upper floor, from the shopping centre entrance on Rue du 27 Juin. All the shops can be accessed by people with reduced mobility. You can also get to the shopping centre from the underground car park. There are disabled parking spaces near the lift which will then take you up to the ground floor and 1st floor.

If you prefer to stay outdoors, most of the shops around the Place Jeanne Hachette are accessible to all and will be delighted to welcome you.

Looking for parking?

There are 2 disabled parking spaces on Rue Saint Pierre just 150 metres from the Tourist Office. A little further on, 250 metres away on Rue Desgroux in front of the town hall and at the Parking du Théâtre on Rue Chevallier, there are also disabled parking spaces.

Taking the bus…

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All buses are adapted to people with reduced mobility (lowered platform to get on and off the bus). You can therefore easily use this means of transport to get anywhere you’d like to go.

Public toilets

150 metres from the Tourist Office, there are toilets that can be accessed by people with reduced mobility, at Place Foch and 250 metres away on Rue de Malherbe, near the town hall.

Accommodation

The majority of the hotels have an entrance for people with reduced mobility and adapted rooms and bathrooms.
The Hôtel de la Cathédrale***, in the town centre, has the ‘Tourisme & Handicap’ label for hearing, mental and physical disabilities.

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A little further away at a guesthouse…

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The ‘Les Glycines’ guesthouse in Saint Sulpice, 12 km south of Beauvais also bears the ‘Tourisme & Handicap’ label for hearing, mental and physical disabilities.

Les Glycines – 14 impasse du Chêne Pulleux – 60430 SAINT SULPICE Tel.: +33 (0)3 44 79 01 29

A bite to eat…

The Hostellerie Saint Vincent and restaurant ‘Autrement‘ are adapted for people with reduced mobility. In fact, most of the restaurants in Beauvais & Beauvaisis are able to welcome people with reduced mobility. Don’t hesitate to contact us and we will advise you in accordance with your disability.


Browse the full list of establishments with the ‘Tourisme & Handicap’ label