Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, Beauvais

4.6
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre is an incomplete Roman Catholic cathedral. It is considered a daring achievement of Gothic architecture and consists of only a 16th century transept and a choir with seven 13th century polygonal apsidal chapels. Several chapels still contain their original medieval stained glass windows made during the 13th through 15th centuries. You can see a medieval clock from the 14th or 15th century that is likely the oldest fully preserved and functioning mechanical clock in Europe. Make Cathedrale Saint-Pierre a centerpiece of your Beauvais vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Beauvais online trip builder .
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Cathedrale Saint-Pierre
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
857 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Deserves a detour. An impressive building. We've wanted to visit this cathedral for quite some time. That's it and we're delighted to have made the trip.
    View original
  • Yes, it feels very small in this huge cathedral... without a nave! The audioguide is at 4 euros, but does not allow a visit to the clock... Pay!
    View original
  • What a beautiful monument, , impressive architecture, both inside and outside. Stunning stained glass windows, a beautiful clock, and a huge organ. a Carolingian church to stick. it's kind of fun.
    View original
Google
  • The highest vault in medieval Europe, but the architects over-reached themselves, so only the choir-end survives. Impressive. What survives of the south portal sculpture is very fine.
  • Beautiful, absolutely stunning architecture. The day I visited there was a tremendous amount of restorative work going on. So it was difficult to see everything. Well worth the visit. The clock is the best that I've seen, just incredible. Worth staying it see it in full action.
  • Beautiful building, but in need of some restoration. Brilliant light show projected onto cathedral at night!
  • Beautiful and majestic. What a hidden gem this is. I have never seen a cathedral this impressive aside from Notre Dame in Paris.
  • The sight of it is breathtaking. Straight out of a fantasy movie. Definetely worth a visit if you have to change flights in a nearby airport or just passing by.
Places to stay near Cathedrale Saint-Pierre

Plan your trip to Beauvais

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Beauvais

View all >
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 30​min

Side trips from Beauvais

4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.1
Duration: 8​h
3.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Beauvais

4.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Beauvais

4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
2.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Museums in Beauvais

3.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Outdoors in Beauvais

2.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Plans to Cathedrale Saint-Pierre by other users

10 days in Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 21 days in Paris, Lyon & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM NEPAL December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Paris BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Paris & Boulogne-Billancourt BY A USER FROM NIGERIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 23 days in Paris BY A USER FROM HONG KONG February, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Paris & Nice BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in France BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 24 days in Paris BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 23 days in Roissy-en-France BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in New Delhi, Amsterdam & Paris BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans