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Cathedrale Ste-Cecile

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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 Catholic cathedral

It was chucking it down so we sought shelter here and gazed in awe at the opulent catholic interior. Stunning to look at and climb the stairs for views and artefacts on show.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It was chucking it down so we sought shelter here and gazed in awe at the opulent catholic interior. Stunning to look at and climb the stairs for views and artefacts on show.

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Grenade, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The building is majestic and is well worth the visit. However, like many churches in France there is a part accessible only after paying the entry fee.

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very busy, but definitely worth a visit while in Albi is the large cathedral that dominates the city and countryside around it. The intricate art and carving is sumptuous. Once exterior restoration is complete it will look amazing. And right next door to the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum too...

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

As impressive inside as it looks from the outside, totally awestruck by the gargantuan size of it. I found it ironic that constructed to shjow the parish the church was not extravagant and therefore quell the popular uprising its very size and forbidding look negates that impression they wished to give. It is worth paying a little extra to visit... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

One of the most beautiful churches I've been in. It doesn't rival St. Peter's or Seville and Toledo, but at least it's in the same conversation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Certainly the highlight of our visit to Albi along with amazing Museum of Toulouse-Lautrec (buy a combination ticket for both in the nearby Tourist Office, extra charge for the audio guide which you can pick up right at the entrance). It is really striking to see fortress-like austere exterior of the imposing Cathedral of St.Cècile contrasting with exuberant splendor of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

magnificent, especially if you love cathedrals and i do. Its quite unusual and the choir is very beautiful

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Nogent-sur-Marne, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Beautiful, as always, but the renovation work hides some of the stonework and we got there a few minutes too late to get to see the stalls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Such a building of surprises! The outside looks as if it were made from the leftover Lego bricks and it's stone steps and entrance are a total mismatch. Close up, the exterior has a charm and it's engineering genius cannot be denied. Inside,the surprises continue. It seems to have an altar at both ends and in the centre! Allow plenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This cathedral i mostly build with brickstones.There are also more classical parts. Inside the churh is painted on every inch. There are in ftont many morbide paintings of hell scenes.An absolute must see.

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