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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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It is the world's largest all-brick building and it is in incredibly good shape, given the French Revolution! The audio guide is a good idea as there is so much to look at and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

It is the world's largest all-brick building and it is in incredibly good shape, given the French Revolution! The audio guide is a good idea as there is so much to look at and appreciate.

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Hautes-Pyrenees, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

The monumental red brick exterior and painted interior makes this cathedral worth a visit, even if cathedrals are not your thing! Still a stunning building to visit despite the ongoing and sometimes noisy renovation work. (June 2015)

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Among the most beautiful churches I have ever visited. It is worth the trip to visit. I liked the frescoes and, specially, the final judgement one and the ceiling with the stars. The choir is also very beautiful with very nice alabaster figures of middle age representatives.

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Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

This proved to be the biggest draw of the city. Turned out also to be quite noisy inside - expect only to see half the Cathedral for free. You have to pay to see the rear nave and aisles. The Cathedral appears to be memorable for its size - and the Renaissance paintings - than anything else. There appear to... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I would definitely recommend visiting this cathedral if you are in the Tarn. As others have mentioned, the outside gives little clue about what awaits on the inside. At the moment (June 2015) there is some construction going on, and mid-june some of the construction noise distracts and detracts from a visit; but I was assured that it should be... More 

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Carcassonne, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Absolutely stunning. Completely different style of Cathedral. Well worth paying for the audio guide for additional background information although it was a bit difficult to follow in a couple of places.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

While this cathedral isn't super attractive from the outside (at least in my opinion), it is STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL inside! Every wall and ceiling surface is painted with awesome frescoes. What is more, the original choir area and carved stone screen are intact, a very rare feature in cathedrals. There is a little extra fee to see the choir area, but... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A very unusual building, being made of bricks. I wonder if this is the only brick built cathedral of the era ? Very impressive from outside, but rather gloomy inside.

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Wandering Jetlag
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This building is enormous and to see a cathedral built of brick in the 13th and 14th centuries is remarkable. It is truly a statement of power. The inside is also a sight to behold. There is an enormous Last Judgement depicted on the walls under the organ. One can appreciate the history of this area after a visit to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This cathedral is a fantastic spectacle from the outside with its brick facade ... never seen anything quite like it. As impressive as the outside is, the interior is truly spectacular. Floor to ceiling covered in paintings. Whilst it's grandeur is not quite on the scale of Chartes cathedral, Albi is unique in its structure and appearence. Well worth making... More 

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Additional Information about Cathedrale Ste-Cecile

Address: 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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