Beauvais Airport or Beauvais-Tille Airport as it is also known serves the Picardy region of France. It mostly is a hub for low cost airlines such as Ryanair and Wizz Air. It is often advertised as Paris-Beauvais and therefore attracts over 3 million passengers a year. If you have car hire at Beauvais Airport, it is 3.5 km to the city of Beauvais and 85 km to Paris.
Beauvais Airport has 2 small terminals for arrivals and departures with all the basic facilities you could need. For all your money needs, there are ATMs and a currency exchange office. There is Wi-Fi access too, if you need to check up on your emails. A tourist information office provides advice on what to do and see in the area. For all your last minute buys there is the newsagent Relay and the Casino mini market or you can check out the special offers in the duty free store. If you need to eat, there is a bar, restaurant and pizzeria.
The city of Beauvais is most famous for its tapestry making industry, which dates back to 1664. You can visit the gothic cathedral of Eglise Saint Pierre or the Romanesque Church of St Etienne with its sculpture inside representing the ‘wheel of life’. A must visit is the 10th century Romanesque church of Basse Ouvre with its astronomical clock, tapestries and beautiful stained glass windows. In the city square or Place de l’Hotel de Ville, there is the 16th century Town Hall to see and the Statue of Jeanne Hachette. In the old streets around the square, there is an opportunity to see houses that date back as far as the 12th century.
With car hire in Beauvais, you can also drive to the magical city of Paris. You can take a bateaux mouche cruise along the River Seine and climb the iconic Eiffel Tower. Stroll and window shop on the Champs Elysees and see the Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy the beautiful cathedral of Notre Dame and for culture, visit the Louvre and see many famous artworks. If art is your thing, also visit the Rodin Museum and the Picasso Museum. Don’t forget to visit the beautiful Montmartre with the stunning church of Sacre Coeur. Stroll through the gardens of the Jardin de Luxembourg and stop off at an al fresco cafe for the perfect cafe au lait.