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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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Huge, all brick building

A style that is unique to Albi. An all brick ( locally made... ) building and as tall and impressive, from afar. Inside, there is a crucifix that stands high up, with a visual... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A style that is unique to Albi. An all brick ( locally made... ) building and as tall and impressive, from afar. Inside, there is a crucifix that stands high up, with a visual effect that is stunning. The depth of field as you tilt your head to view it is engaging. The choir hall is equally grand and one... More 

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Gilroy, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The audio was difficult to follow - signage was not clear. Probably because the interior of the church was being restored. The church is unique and you will spend about an hour just admiring this jewel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

As you approach Albi by road or rail, you can’t miss the cathedral. Its fortress-like structure dominates the skyline. It is the largest brick-built cathedral in the world, and was built to intimidate any Roman Catholics who were tempted to join the heretical Cathars. If the outside appearance did not did not have this effect, the large murals on either... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If ever the hymn "A mighty fortress is our God" was made incarnate in the form of a cathedral, Albi's is it. Particularly if seen from across the river, with the mighty bishop's palace below it, it seems as impregnable as religious. It was built beginning in the late 13th century in a city that had previously one of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Albi is such a beautiful city which has been designated a World,Heritage Site. So much to see but one thing you must not miss is the cathedral which was built by the Catholic Church to intimidate the local populace in medieval times to ensure they did not veer towards the alternative religion which was rife in these parts ( Catharism)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Interesting structure since it was made of red brick rather than stone/granite which was much more common. The exterior has eye appeal but the interior is the real jewel here. The main altar and sub altars have beautifully ornate statuary while much of the cathedral has wonderful paintings throughout. Take 30 minutes or so to slowly navigate the interior and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The cathedral is quite dark to begin with but the eyes adjust. It has a wonderful choir section (audio guide is a must) just crammed with carvings and statuary and richly decorated roof between the elegant arches and with a wonderful rood screen which has survived when so many have been destroyed. Some stained glass too but that was less... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The exterior is uninspiring and does not prepare you for the wonders inside. Words cannot describe it - you have to see it.

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Verteillac, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Extraordinary to see a brick built cathedral which towers over the locality. The interior is also breathtaking with every service covered with paintings or carvings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The whole interior surface is covered with paintings 500 years old, wonderfully kept. About 18000 square meters. In the choir painting of the Last Judgment . this monument has recenttly received the label mankind patrimony. commentaries on headphones are available for 6 euros

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