You will find below a selection of accessible and adapted tourist sites, leisure activities and accommodation …. which will allow you to spend a pleasant stay in complete peace of mind. The Tourist Office has been awarded the Tourism and Handicap label for all types of disabilities; our team will be happy to help you prepare your stay.
A paper document written in larger characters than the “normal” edition and more particularly designed for visually impaired people is available at the Tourist Office and below.
The audio version, accessible thanks to the QR Code below, also allows the visually impaired to have access to the call document concerning the tourist offer of our territory.
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
The entrance is through the gothic door (low work). There is an elevator for people with reduced mobility but it does not work independently. You must therefore call the following number: 03 44 48 11 60 to let us know you are coming. The staff will be at your disposal! From then on, you will be able to admire its gothic choir, the highest in the world (48.50 meters) as well as its astronomical clock and its 68 automatons! The cathedral is currently under construction, but it is still open.
The church of Saint-Etienne
The main door does not have a projection, so you can visit this remarkable example of transition between Romanesque and Gothic art, and admire the magnificent set of stained glass windows made in the 16th century by the Le Prince family. The church of Saint-Etienne is open to the public only on request, all information on visits below.
The Musée de l’Oise: MUDO
As soon as you pass the two impressive entrance towers and walk across the cobblestones to the renaissance building at the end of the courtyard, you can admire the 19th century collections of this former palace of the bishop-contes of Beauvais. The building is accessible to people with reduced mobility; there is an elevator which allows you to reach the floors and in particular the 3rd floor, the superb room under the roof. The MUDO is currently under construction, but it is still open.
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.
Take some relaxing time out…
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.
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!
A bit of shopping…
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…
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.
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.
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.
A little further away at a guesthouse…
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.