Situated 85 kilometers (53 miles) north of Paris is Beauvais, the capital city of Oise. Beauvais is a small city, rich in history and culture. The best time to discover Beauvais is from June until September, when the temperatures are warm and there is limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in Beauvais is 75 degrees Fahrenheit in July, which is comfortable for sightseeing at attractions like the Oise Departmental Museum, the National Tapestry Gallery and the famous Beauvais cathedral. During these months, the contemporary music festival also takes place, and sporting activities are in full gear at Beach Beauvais. Spring in Beauvais is also a good time to sightsee in the city, as the humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. The spring season stretches from March through May and it's the ideal time for those travelling on a budget. December, January, and February are the coldest months in Beauvais. Temperatures drop up to 45 degrees Fahrenheit. It also rains or snows five to eight times per month. However, this time of year allows vacationers to tour Beauvais without crowds or long queues.