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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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What a revelation this place is. Due to a shortage of local stone the cathedral is constructed entirely from bricks, and it huge! Very historic with several unique chapels within... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a revelation this place is. Due to a shortage of local stone the cathedral is constructed entirely from bricks, and it huge! Very historic with several unique chapels within, well worth a visit.

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Sydney
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The largest brick building in the world.Tour the choir area and the treasury for a small cost and get the audio. The internal paintings are the best I have seen and are on a magnificent scale.Give yourself plenty of time (2-3 hours) to be able to appreciate all this cathedral has to share.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recommend having the audio guide because there is so much to see and the explanations for the layout of the interior are fascinating. Make sure that you visit the choir (XV century) which can be seen only with the price of the audio guide.(5 euros).The paintings on the vault cover an immense space, are on a blue and gold... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It looks like a fortress from the outside and is a beautiful church from the inside. It's one of the most important churches in that area of France. Get the audio guide and bring enough time (1.5 - 2 h) to see it. When we were there they closed the church during lunch break but you can come back afterwards... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This beautiful cathedral is surrounded by a large plaza abutting the pedestrian shopping center on one side and scenic Tarn river on the other.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Spent a couple hours here on a rainy afternoon, and it was time well spent! Beautiful inside and out. Be aware it is located on a steep hill, but worth the effort to get up there.

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Toulouse
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

It is difficult to comment on an icon of a religion one does not share. St Cecile Cathedral is an awe inspiring building that domininates the centre of Albi. That was its purpose when it was built in the 13th century, together with its capacity to physically dominate a local population that showed no desire for the religion that the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Very very impressive building, the inside is even better! The ceilings are of an art we seldom saw. The medieval statues are amzing. Don't forget to visit the church museum..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Ok so it is another large cathedral - what make sit special is its dominance over the town and lovely riverside location. It is worth crossing the river and seeing it from the other side.

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Hornsby, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Although it has already been said that this place is extraordinary I was still not prepared for the monumental size of the building and it's overwhelming power. It has been described as a fortress and, approaching it from the railway certainly reinforced that perspective. It was fascinating to see this amazing brick building showing the intrinsic strength in that material... More 

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