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Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile

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5 boulevard General Sibille, 81000, Albi, France
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Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the most amazing buildings I have ever seen, bettered only by the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. It is immense in height and overall size. With nesting Peregrine falcons in the towers (assisted to nest by the city, together with web cam...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful frescoes! Appreciated the English translations in the museum part of the cathedral. After 30 minutes though, we saw enough. Nice area to walk around.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 29, 2018

I've seen hundreds of churches, but this one took me by surprise. The fresco's are sublime. The heavenly blue colours in the ceiling tempt you, the dark images of hell scare you. Look at the colourful blocks behind a golden saint and all the different...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jeroen B
Reviewed November 28, 2018

This is one church you don't want to miss. For starters it is the largest brick building in the world. Not just in France or Europe but the world. Massive is a good word. It was built as both a place of worship and a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

Although a Buddhist I marveled at not only the structure and beauty of this church, but the egotistical and almost demonic forces that created it.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

A gigantic brick-walled gothic church outside. And inside, all the walls are beautifully painted. It made our trip to Albi very worthwhile.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

This is truly an amazing building. It is the tallest brick cathedral in the world (I think) and is a truly beautiful structure. It also has an ancient organ that was updated in the Baroque period that sounds amazing. You can't visit Albi without going...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

You must go inside to see the amazing interior to this wonderful Cathedral. We loved it. The wooden screen is a must as well.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

This cathedral that took 200;years to build is reportedly the largest cathedral in the world constructed entirely from brick. However, the incredible architecture belies the beauty of the interior. The ceiling and walls are intricately painted with intricate stone carvings throughout. There is an inner...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kerry C
Reviewed October 22, 2018

From the outside, Sainte Cecile was oddly elegant. Its solid brick exterior reflects its initial use as a fortress. But once you step inside the building, the drama of its painted walls and gilded altar are overwhelming. Having visited hundreds of cathedrals throughout Europe, I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Christophe F | Reviewed this property |
hard To park toi car ? to hard ? stay at home
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Jan P
September 17, 2015|
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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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