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Cathedrale Ste-Cecile

Near place du Vigan | in the medieval center of town, Albi, France
05-63-43-23-43
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Albi
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Noosa, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The cathedral dominates the old city of Albi - which we visited almost be accident, but were so glad to have experienced. The cathedral is a riot of interesting features and provides a good audio tour to help understand the significance of what one is looking at. Allow a couple of hours for the cathedral, plus some time to explore... More

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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

With an unusual ornate, side entrance, this Gothic Cathedral, built in the 13th century, is the largest brick building in the world. With a most impressive exterior, the interior of this cathedral is like non other. The central choir, or choeur, is reserved for members of the religious order and is surrounded by a roodscreen with detailed filigree stone work... More

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The most imposing building in Albi, the Sainte-Cecile Cathedral is unique. Its bell tower (78m) dominates the city and the surrounding region like a medieval watchtower. The cathedral is the world's largest brick-built cathedral and with the Berbie Palace, these two monuments represent unique examples of brick-built architecture.

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france
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Wonderful city and the Toulouse Lautrec museum. We found good restaurants and nice places for a coffee or drink.

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wales
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

the audio guide is well worth using and the cathedral ranks with the best i've seen. great place to visit

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Last time we went was beautiful and atmospheric. This time just packed with noisy tourist parties, very unlike Albi

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California
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Largest brick structure in Europe which is most impressive. Built beginning 1047 the interior is really nice with rock carved filigree, Last Judgement screens, etc. Well worth stopping by.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Get an Albi town pass at the Tourist Center. Take your time going through this magnificent building.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Cathedrale Ste-Cecile is amust to visit while in Albi. There is so much to see inside that an audio guide or guided tour is amust.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Gorgeous cathedral with an amazing history, definitely worth going here, it's absolutely stunning and the town is lovely too, with old buildings and bridges. I felt like I travel back to the medieval times :) I definitely recommend this place for a day's visit at least. Oh and the marche is wonderful too!!!!

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