Trip to Beauvais, France
When thinking about where to go and what to see when you’re in France, there are several places you should definitely not miss. There is no other place in France that offers so much in one location. Beauvais, a town in eastern France, is very picturesque and is known for its natural beauty and historic buildings. If you want to experience what France has to offer for its visitors, then you should definitely plan a trip to this town.
There are so many reasons you may like to take a day trip to Beauvais: from the historic and Gothic cathedral, the two fascinating museums with their emphasis on local culture and history; or the beautiful restoires, which serve as an example of French style living. The rich history of the town also makes it an interesting place to visit, with an interesting history linked to the cathedral and the queen. You can also spend your time enjoying the art and architecture, while strolling around the beautiful streets of Beauvais. If you like outdoor activities, then a day trip to the Place de la Republique makes an excellent choice.
If you love medieval history, then you should start your trip to Beauvais with the Tour de France. A tour of this historic stadium allows you to see all of the historic arenas where the tournaments of the Holy Grail were held. After going through the narrow streets, you will reach the Tours' Palace. Here, you’ll be able to see the stages where historical tournaments were held, and to go back through some of the shops where the participants of the games of arms and battle used to shop for their supplies. This is also a good place to buy some souvenirs that you can take back home with you.
If your interests lie more in the beauty of the countryside then a trip to the Senedal Peninsula could be just what you’re looking for. The peninsula is made up of nine peninsulas, which are named after towns and villages of the region. Of these, five are officially recognized, while the others have names of places and other descriptions such as 'house on a bay' or 'little France'. Of these, the most famous ones are Rouen, Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, Essessence, and Villers-sur-Mer.
One of the most important attractions of Beauvais is the historic and religious cathedral of Rouen, which is located just by the town of Chateauneuf-en-Auxois. Built in the 9th century, the cathedral is known not only for being one of the most beautiful in the whole of France but also for containing remains from the Catharic and Catholic religious rites. Other medieval castles in the area include Chamigny and Villers-sur-Mer, while the old and important fortress of Beaune-sur-Mer is open to visitors who want to explore the fortifications. You might also want to take a boat ride to the Beaune River, a favourite tourist activity in Beauvais.
A trip to Beauvais is incomplete without a stop in the city of Nantes. Nantes is known for its many arts and historical buildings and is a popular art centre among tourists. There are many interesting museums in the city which will attract you whether you are looking for culture or history. One of the most popular sights in Nantes is the Musee des Beaux-Arts, which includes works by Monet and Giacometti along with other artists and their creations. For an authentic taste of French cuisine, you should head to one of the many trendy bistros around, such as La Soufriere in Le Marais or Papillon in Nantes.