Beauvais is located in the Picardie region of northern France. It is considered a suburb of Paris, but it is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the "City of Light." Beauvais is situated on the eastern bank of the Thérain River, and just outside of the city, the sweeping views of the French countryside vineyards disappear into the horizon. A car hire in Beauvais will allow you to coast through the idyllic terrain of Picardie or give you easy access to Paris' cafes, museums and exquisite shopping.
The Saint-Pierre Cathedral is Beauvais' most impressive structure and should not be missed. Construction began on the Gothic style church in 1225, and throughout the centuries additions, modifications and refurbishment have been made, all the while keeping true to its original Gothic architectural attributes. The 48 m high vaulted ceiling is awe inspiring, as are the elongated stained glass windows. Also of note, inside the cathedral are two impressive clocks; look up to see a medieval clock which may be Europe's oldest functioning time piece, and nearby you will find an elaborate astronomical clock.
Take a day trip to Chantilly, and enjoy the passing countryside scenery on your drive there. If you fancy sweet, rich treats, you absolutely have to sample the Chantilly cream, either by itself or atop some berries. A tour through the extravagant château is also highly recommended. It boasts sprawling magnificent gardens and the Musée Condé where you can view paintings, sculptures and tapestries from great artists such as Raphael, Titian, Botticelli, Delacroix and more.
Book your car hire in Beauvais with Auto Europe over our safe, reliable and secure online booking system. Our exceptional customer service and Beat Rate Guarantee assure the best savings and quality of service on your car hire. For more information, read our Car Rental FAQ page, read our Terms and Conditions, or Contact Us.