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Beauvais is located at the confluence of the Thérain and Avelon rivers. This town is an old Gaulish centre, and though it was almost completely burnt down during the bombings of 1940 it has managed to conserve a great deal of its ancient road network (in particular the rue du 27 Juin).

The Saint-Pierre cathedral dominates the entire town. It boasts the tallest chancel in the world, towering at 48 metres - yet this structure is as of yet incomplete due to the fact that its height made it unstable. Research is underway to find solutions to this ...Read more