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St. Peter’s Cathedral in Beauvais

The History of the world's highest Gothic choir

Backed by the low work (a rare testimony of the Carolingian cathedral), Saint-Pierre de Beauvais Cathedral surprises by its particular proportions. Many construction avatars, including the 153-metre spire fall in the 16th century, left the building without a nave. But its 13th century Gothic choir, like a 48.50 metre glass cage under a vault, alone represents the sublimation of Gothic thought, and makes it the highest Gothic choir in the world.

 

 

Imposing from the top of its 12 meters, find inside the cathedral Saint Pierre de Beauvais, the astronomical clock of Auguste-Lucien Vérité. It impresses by the richness of the information it presents: seasons, tides, eclipses... This 19th century masterpiece comes to lifeseveral times a day, allowing 68 automatons to come to life in perfect synchronization. A unique moment to share with your family! 

 

 

 

Sound and light of 35 minutes every day at 10h30 - 11h30 - 14h30 - 15h30 and 16h30

Adult Astronomical Clock Rates: 5€, -25 years old: 3€ and under 16 years old: 1.50€

Find even more wealth and information on the City's Culture website

 

If you doubted it, watch the video of France 3 Hauts-de-France "Beauvais la cathédrale inachevée":

Timetables of St. Peter's Cathedral: From 01/10 to 31/03: from 10am to 12:15pm and from 2pm to 5:15pm

Free entrance

Practical information: Rue Saint-Pierre 60 000 Beauvais / Tel: 03 44 48 48 11 60 / www.cathedrale-beauvais.fr