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Address: Near place du Vigan | in the medieval center of town, Albi, France
Phone Number: 05-63-43-23-43
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Amazing place with altar at the west end in the choir and completely painted

Huge, southern gothic style cathedral that wouldn't look out of place in a Harry Potter film. You have to climb up steps to half way up the building to get in but once you are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Huge, southern gothic style cathedral that wouldn't look out of place in a Harry Potter film. You have to climb up steps to half way up the building to get in but once you are there you find a church that is completely painted on all its surfaces. One altar faces East and if you go into the choir you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It's the first thing to see in the city. It dates from 1284, and it's incredible archetecture , inside you'll be amazed by the work and beauty, it's a must see. The ''heart'' part, is under construction, I wish i could have seen it.

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Delta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This cathedral is significantly different than most, and well worth a visit. Standing just outside, your are struck by its size and the rounded contours which set it apart from many others. In addition to its brick construction and red colour, the painting and decoration inside is unique and very beautiful. It has an interesting history, which is well presented.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Ste-Cecile Cathedral is simply amazing. Right now part of it is under maintenance, still it was a great visit. If you enjoy historical visits this is mandatory. This huge construction is made only with bricks. The paintings inside the cathedral are worth a long and carefull look. You must take your time with the guided tour (on a small machine... More 

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Fordingbridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It's the biggest brick building in the world! Built after Catholic Church murdered the Cathars, it was built to look aggressive and deter more heresy. Interesting interior but ultimately rather gloomy

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This cathedral was made from clay stones. There is a nice tour (6 Euro including audio device) which I certainly recommend. I must say that compared to 4 years ago this church seemed a bit in deterioration. May it were the reconstruction works.

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Arendal, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Albi cathedral is really something else. The architecture, the colours, the accoustics, the surroundings. A hundred times more impressive than the circus at Carcassonne. The Toulouse Lautrec museum nearby, the beautiful river, the park, the views. The cathedral is the focus, but the surroundings are sublime! One of my top ten cities and cathedrals in France.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

So different from the normal Gothic cathedral both inside and out. It is the worlds biggest brick cathedral with a huge organ and one of the largest paintings in the world (day of judgement fresco I think)

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Dunmore East, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

A 900 year-old cathedral of monumental proportions built entirely of red brick that looks like it is no more than a hundred years old! A church that is built like a fortress (as, in effect, it was!). Sainte-Cecile cathedral has got to be unique among all the churches I've seem on all five continents. The scale, design, layout and mass... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

It was built to impress and it still does. I think the entrance doesn't match. The painting inside is incredible. So fresh and sometimes modern. You can keep watching ( that is if you don't run away from the organ testing/playing?). Didn't visit the second part as half of it was closed anyway.

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Address: Near place du Vigan | in the medieval center of town, Albi, France
Phone Number: 05-63-43-23-43
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Midi-Pyrenees  >  Tarn  >  Albi
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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