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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 18 Attractions in Albi
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

One must feast their eyes on the many paintings, ceiling art, marble alter, side alters for quite some time to absorb all the beauty and artwork in the Cathedrale. Get a guide or audio guide to really see and understand all that is in that church.

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

What a gem of a place. Not only is Albi one of the most interesting Small cities in France, the Cathedral is so impressive. Pity the tower does not seem to allow access and the Treasury wasn't worth the extra €1.

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Vail, Colorado
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41 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We have visited Ste Cecile twice, the most recent time in June 2014. At that time, renovations were in full swing, and made admission to the choir less desirable. However, the history and overwhelming magnificence of this cathedral make the trip to Albi worhtwhile. The painted walls and ceiling provide one of the most stunning, unique sights in French religious... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Inspiring and unusual.Albi Cathedral is made of red brick, with massive towers. It sounds unattractive, but I loved it.

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Brussels, Belgium
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It is big! Beautifully painted and not crowded. Liked it very much. Beware the renovation though. This is a huge brick build edifice that is undergoing renovation you can pay extra just a few € to see this close hand.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is considered the largest all-brick building in France and houses the largest organ in France, too. The impressive structure with its thick walls is first appreciated from the outside - it is easy to walk around the building to get a sense of its magnitude. The beautiful interior interior includes large frescoes and an immense organ.

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We are informed that this is the largest brick built Cathedral in the world. It is truly awe inspiring both inside and out. If in Albi in the Tarn Valley its a must to visit. The surrounding streets and squares are also worth wandering around, some very good eating places too.

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

First, it is made out of red bricks, not stone. Second, every inch of the ceiling has been painted; breathtaking! Third, one of France's prettiest formal gardens is next door. Fourth, the Toulouse Lautrec museum is near by.

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Oakville, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I agree with most of the posters who have praised this cathedral for its unique attributes. It is so imposing in its size and building material of brick instead of stone. The purchased audio tour is informative and because the cathedral has such a rich historical significance, I would recommend using the guide. I was absolutely amazed with the altar... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

When you enter the cathedral, it is breathtaking! Do not miss going to the "choir" and rent the audio guide for a few euros - it's worth it.

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