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Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile

5 boulevard General Sibille, 81000, Albi, France
+33 5 63 43 23 43
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5 boulevard General Sibille, 81000, Albi, France
+33 5 63 43 23 43
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is I believe the largest, brick-built cathedral in Europe and it is truly spectacular. The imposing exterior hides a sumptuous, frescoed interior and takes your breath away as you enter. We were fortunate enough to visit when a service was taking place and we...More

Thank Thomas D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Albi, of course, is heralded today as the birthplace of the artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - and it is - but for me the heart of this ancient town is this extraordinary cathedral, named for Saint Cecilia. The frescos and design in the interior is...More

Thank GAIL T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the birthplace of Toulouse Laurec a powerful cathedral was build in 1277 and intended to project the power of the seigneur of the city, over the recalcitrant bourgeois and the still-Cathar elite of the city. A Fortress church.

Thank dirk t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful cathedral has an incredible frescoed interior and a fine pipe organ. This amazing building is both monumental yet very approachable

Thank JON O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wonderful place , deserves to be explored a couple of times. Die Umgebung its such interessant. agradable.

Thank diegoToulouse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is the most important Catholic building in Albi, France and is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Albi. First built as a fortress in the aftermath of the Albigensian Crusade; begun in 1282 and under construction for 200 years, it is claimed...More

Thank Akiko N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Gothic style cathedral was built as a defensive fortress in the 13th century. The massive brick structure is a must-see if you are in the area, especially if you are a history buff. The setting is magnificent, on a hill above the River Tarn.

Thank 53Shadrach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Powerful and imposing from the outside, you get a certain impression that inside it may be quite different when you reach the entrance and the architecture changes dramatically. Inside is one of the most beautiful and different cathedrals I've ever visited. A must.

Thank Petelowe33
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the visit to the cathedral of the place. The construction is stunning and the combination of industrial-gothic suits well. I heard that the entire village of Albi was built with the same bricks used to build the Cathedral. At the otherside of the...More

Thank Dane D
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

One of the most Cathedral I have been. Beautiful drowning, and statues. I guess that in old times they affected people to fear the after life. Now days I wonder how much money was spent on decorating the place.

Thank blue_or
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Jan P
17 September 2015|
Response from Jean-Jacques K | Reviewed this property |
Dear Jan I did a calculation back of envelope last year and I arrived at 35-40 millions of bricks. It is a good idea for a chat at the end of a good meal. Cheers Jean-Jacques from Rabastens (Tarn)
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