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Beauvais tourism and travel guide

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Visit Beauvais: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: In Beauvais you can see the important (if often rebuilt and renovated) cathedral with its famous astronomical clock and several medieval houses

Beauvais is situated in the Oise department and Hauts-de-France region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Beauvais. For detailed visitor information see the Beauvais travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Beauvais include "ville fleurie 4*".

Popular places to visit nearby include Gerberoy at 21 km and Chantilly at 38 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Beauvais, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Beauvais in Hauts-de-France.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Parc Saint-Paul

Parc Saint-Paul

Theme Park at 7 km (direction west)

Parc Saint Paul is one of the most popular theme...

See Parc Saint-Paul guide
Gerberoy

Gerberoy

Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

The 18th century cottages and pretty gardens, and a radical transformation during...

See Gerberoy guide
Chantilly

Chantilly

at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

The town of Chantilly in the Oise department of Picardy...

See Chantilly guide
Chateau de Chantilly

Chateau de Chantilly

Castle at 39 km (direction east-south-east)

The Chateau de Chantilly is an extensive castle from...

See Chateau de Chantilly guide
 
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Senlis

Senlis

at 44 km (direction east-south-east)

The ruined castle, the cathedral and the narrow cobbled streets...

See Senlis guide
Lyons-la-Foret

Lyons-la-Foret

Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction west), in the Eure department

The half-timbered buildings in the village of Lyons-la-Foret make it one...

See Lyons-la-Foret guide
La Roche-Guyon

La Roche-Guyon

Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction south-west), in the Val-d'Oise department

At La Roche-Guyon, a 'plus beau village de France', you can exlore...

See La Roche-Guyon guide
Chateau Gaillard

Chateau Gaillard

Castle at 54 km (direction west-south-west), in the Eure department

The evocative ruins of Chateau Gaillard, built in the 12th...

See Chateau Gaillard guide
Ermenonville

Ermenonville

at 56 km (direction east-south-east)

The Mer de Sable theme park is the main reason visitors...

See Ermenonville guide
Giverny Gardens

Giverny Gardens

Garden at 56 km (direction west-south-west), in the Eure department

The most famous, most visited, and perhaps most attractive gardens in...

See Giverny Gardens guide
Vernon

Vernon

at 57 km (direction west-south-west), in the Eure department

Vernon has an attractive historic centre and sits on the...

See Vernon guide

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Map of places to visit near Beauvais

 
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Markets in and near Beauvais

Market days in Beauvais: weekly market: Wednesday all day & Saturday all day;

  • Beauvais: market Wednesday all day & Saturday all day (0km)
  • Bresles: market Thursday (12km)
  • Noailles: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Meru: market Sunday & Friday (23km)
  • Saint-Just-en-Chaussee: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Gournay-en-Bray: market Tuesday & Friday (27km)
  • Gisors: market Monday all day & Friday (28km)
  • Liancourt: market Wednesday (30km)
  • Chambly: market Wednesday & Saturday (32km)
  • Montataire: market Sunday (32km)

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Tourist attractions near Beauvais, France

What to do at Beauvais? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Beauvais.

Heritage sites

  • Folleville église Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur-et-Saint-Jean-Baptiste (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (34km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • L'Isle-Adam (36km)
  • Forges-les-Eaux (44km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Vexin Francais (38km)
  • Oise-Pays de France (44km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Beauvais) (0km)
  • Abbaye Saint Germer de Fly (Saint-Germer-de-Fly) (22km)
  • Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais de Gisors (Gisors) (28km)
  • Abbatiale Saint Nicolas (Saint-Leu-d'Esserent) (34km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Val (Meriel) (40km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Auvers-sur-Oise) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Mery-sur-Oise) (41km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Royaumont (Asnieres-sur-Oise) (42km)
  • Abbaye de Maubuisson (Saint-Ouen-l'Aumone) (43km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Jean-Baptiste du Moncel (Pontpoint) (43km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Senlis) (44km)
  • Abbaye de Chaalis (Fontaine-Chaalis) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de l'abbaye de Royaumont (38km)
  • Jardin et parc du château de Chantilly (38km)
  • Potager des Princes (38km)
  • Domaine du château d'Ambleville (42km)
  • Parc du château de Digeon (43km)
  • Domaine de Villarceaux (45km)
  • Parc du château de Valgenceuse (45km)
  • Jardin de Claude Monet (56km)
  • Jardin du musée d’art américain (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Plan d'eau du Canada (3km)
  • Forêt du Parc de Saint-Quentin (5km)
  • Hortillonnages d'Amiens (14km)
  • Forêt de Hez-Froidmont (18km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale des Larris et Tourbières de Saint-Pierre-es-Champs (25km)
  • Foret d'Halette (41km)
  • Forêt de Chantilly (42km)
  • Foret de Ermenonville (51km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Remerangles (15km)
  • Mureaumont (31km)
 
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Geography and distances

Beauvais is in the north of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Oise department (general information: Beauvais is 67 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Beauvais

Canton: Beauvais

Arrondissement: Beauvais

Department: Oise

Region: Picardy

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 60000

Distance to Beauvais

from Beauvais (prefecture): 1 km

from Paris: 67 km

from Calais: 170 km

from Nice: 750 km

from Bordeaux: 549 km

from Strasbourg: 424 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Beauvais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Allonne, Bonlier, Fouquenies, Frocourt, Goincourt, Guignecourt, Le Mont-Saint-Adrien, Rainvillers, Saint-Leger-en-Bray, Saint-Martin-le-Noeud, Saint-Paul, Therdonne, Tille, Troissereux and Warluis.

This page in French: Visiter Beauvais

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