Situated 70km from Paris, the Beauvais-Tillé Airport is the 9th busiest airport complex in France in terms of passenger numbers, handling more than 3.8 million travellers per year. Catering mainly for budget flights, Beauvais-Tillé Airport operates flights to sixty-odd destinations that are serviced by low-cost airlines. Covering 10,500 m², Beauvais-Tillé Airport has two terminals. The second terminal is larger and houses the departure lounge as well as most of the airport’s shops. An efficient bus transfer service is operated by Beauvais-Tillé Airport allowing passengers to easily reach Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport as well as Disneyland® Paris (Euro Disney). There are 4,000 parking spaces for passengers at Beauvais-Tillé Airport, all of which are at close proximity to the terminal buildings.
Whilst still little-known in France, Beauvais has nonetheless become a popular international destination, thanks to the development of Tillé Airport, only five kilometres from the town. In 2011, Beauvais was designated a French ‘City of Art and History’, in recognition of its rich architectural heritage. Book a flight to Beauvais and discover Picardie. Tour the Somme Bay, a vast estuary, home to seal colonies, reminiscent of Mont Saint Michel’s salt marshes. A short drive from Beauvais is the Parc du Marquenterre, a bird reserve and ornithologist’s dream. Nearby there’s Amiens, Laon and Saint Quentin, all well worth the detour during a holiday in Picardie. A must-see in Beauvais is the Saint Pierre Cathedral, a large-scale Medieval structure with the highest choir vault of the Gothic era! Other local landmarks include the Episcopal Palace, the Saint Lazar leper-house as well as the Saint-Etienne and Notre-Dame de Marissel Churches…Beauvais certainly merits its reputation. You can reserve a hotel room nearby and spend a couple of hours visiting Beauvais’s famous National Tapestry Gallery before sitting down to sample a Ficelle Picarde, Picardy’s traditional, savoury pancakes!