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Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile

5 boulevard General Sibille, 81000, Albi, France
+33 5 63 43 23 43
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A very imposing gothic brick building

Visited the Cathedral in Albi this week. It is a very austere looking building in the old part of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
FPH
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Dublin
Breathtaking

An amazing building, with romantic and breathtaking architecture! Huge building that I walked... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amy W
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“largest brick” (76 reviews)
“audio guide” (51 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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5 boulevard General Sibille, 81000, Albi, France
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+33 5 63 43 23 43
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"largest brick"
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"audio guide"
in 51 reviews
"beautiful cathedral"
in 24 reviews
"last judgement"
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"gothic style"
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"choir area"
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"rood screen"
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"red brick"
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"awe inspiring"
in 11 reviews
"catholic church"
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"brick building"
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"painted walls"
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"every inch"
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"sheer size"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Cathedral in Albi this week. It is a very austere looking building in the old part of town. On the inside it is highly decorated with wood, murals, etc. It is the tallest brick building in the world. It was built after the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing building, with romantic and breathtaking architecture! Huge building that I walked around and admired the beauty of. Would loved to have had more time to venture inside!

Thank Amy W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't mistake my "only" 4star review, this is quite the impressive building. The largest brick building in the world! Perhaps after seeing so many churches recently I'm overwhelmed, but this is not Notre Dame (or St Chapelle) in Paris level. You cannot understate the power...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take your time to walk around the interior of this massive church. There is a lot to look at and enjoy - very visually interesting. I especially enjoyed the portrayal of gluttony.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. And It's one of the most beatiful. The nave is a brilliant example of Gotic. Painting of the vault is maid by Italians. Уou can immediately recognize this style but nobody knows the names of the artists....More

Thank basya99
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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

As austere on the outside as it is spectacular on the inside, this fortified cathedral in Albi is an experience not to be missed.

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Reviewed March 11, 2018

IF you think you saw too many churches on your visit to this part of France think again! This is an outstanding building. I recommend buying the audioguide with entry to the choir as the guide gives lots of information you would otherwise miss. Dedicate...More

Thank marija16
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Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

Built after the internal crusade against the Cathars this imposing military style brick cathedral dominates Albi. Architecturally superb externally, internally the painted walls are stunning, the limestone carving in the choir reminds one of ivory carving and the slightly weird experience of the principal altar...More

Thank Patrick L
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

I thought I had had my fill of churches and cathédrales, but this one was enthralling! A majestic building which dominates the landscape. Absolutely phenomenal structure from the outside. Enormous intérieur with little lighting. Gorgeous fresco work. I must say it was the first time...More

Thank Sukey51
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Reviewed January 16, 2018

We saw many churches of various sizes and decorations on our latest trip to France, but this one was undoubtedly the best of all. My wife wrote, "It is fantastic--decorated everywhere with paintings (frescoes). It's divided into two parts, with a carved screen in between....More

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Jan P
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Response from Jean-Jacques K | Reviewed this property |
Dear Jan I did a calculation back of envelope last year and I arrived at 35-40 millions of bricks. It is a good idea for a chat at the end of a good meal. Cheers Jean-Jacques from Rabastens (Tarn)
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