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Address: Near place du Vigan | in the medieval center of town, 81000, Albi, France
Phone Number: 05-63-43-23-43
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9:00 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Very special cathedral

It looks like a fortress and it is very impressive, outside as well as inside. Especially particular is not alone that the cathedral is build up from bricks, but also the inside... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Eduard O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It looks like a fortress and it is very impressive, outside as well as inside. Especially particular is not alone that the cathedral is build up from bricks, but also the inside in his whole is painted. And what a beautiful organ.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is very impressive, though not quiite as beautiful, in my view, as the Romanesque churches in Toulouse. The archiitecture and the red color are almost unique and it certainly is the most impressive monument in a very beautiful city. I loved Albi, where we went for the Toulouse Lautrec museum.

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we were there twice. the second time we shared a guide: we found a new way of looking. it needs at tleast an hour to be able to enjoy the variation of details in the architecture and the signification of them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular, definitely worth a visit. We visited many abbeys, churches, basilicas and cathedrals but this one was a definite stand out. Loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After getting used to the darkness, take a few minutes then take a look at the wonderful wall and ceiling decoration of centuries ago. Much to be admired.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazingly decorated cathedral which is quite jaw dropping in its painted splendour. There are two parts to the cathedral - a free section which you can enter and see the vast part of the cathedral and the "coeur" which is the central part and which requires tickets (€4 if I remember correctly). We chose not to do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice surprise. We did not realize the magnitude nor the history of this amazing brick built cathedral. It is well worth the 5 euro to have the audio talk as you enter into the chapel area. The history and delicate work is incredible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the visit to Albi. When at the cathedral, pay the fee for the audio guide --- to see all of the cathedral you must pay for the audio guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Supposed to be one of the largest brick-built buildings in the world, constructed after the Cathar heresy and designed to teach the faithful who was boss. The scale is unbelievable. The interior walls and vaulting is completely decorated and reminds us of what our own cathedrals would have been like in the Middle Ages. Very interesting Choir in high-Gothic stonework... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

definitely worth walking to and reading the history of this very interesting cathedral. Hike down the river from thre is also very nice and give very nice views of old Albi.

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