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Car Hire Beauvais Airport
Beauvais Airport car hire is the ideal solution if you have availed of a cheap flight to Beauvais, but your ultimate destination is Paris. Officially known as Paris Beauvais Tille Airport, it is situated about 90km north of the French capital, but is frequently referred to as Paris Beauvais by low-cost carriers. It is a hub for the budget airlines Ryanair, Wizzair, BlueAir, and Air Moldova and is nicknamed the Low-Cost Airport. About 4 million passengers use the airport annually.
If you are renting a car at Beauvais to travel to Paris, take the A16 Autoroute and the city is about a 90-minute drive away. Normandy, Northern France, and Belgium are also reasonably accessible from Beauvais.
Before you head off for Paris in your Beauvais rental car, take a little time to explore this historic city. The restored cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Beauvais) is well worth a look. One of the most courageous undertakings in Gothic architecture, the vaulted building is some 46 metres high internally, with the interior composed entirely of a transept and quire with apse and seven apse-chapels. The cahtedral was completely renovated in 20008.
Directly beside the cathedral is the National Tapestry Gallery. Free to enter, the gallery houses a magnificent collection that highlights the historical position of Beauvais as a tapestry capital during the Middle Ages. Beauvais is also home to several medieval houses, some dating back to the 12th century. You will find these in the Place de l'Hotel de Ville and in the streets surrounding the cathedral.
Images: Paris skyline by Moyan Brenn & Eiffel Tower detail by Martin Fisch