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Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile

5 boulevard General Sibille, 81000, Albi, France
+33 5 63 43 23 43
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5 boulevard General Sibille, 81000, Albi, France
+33 5 63 43 23 43

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Reviewed May 28, 2012

Formidable looking like a fortified castle but inside it is filled with grandeur, and has a lovely garden to boot.

Thank Biorntraveler
Reviewed May 25, 2012

Exterior is quite unique. Interior is in pristine condition. The formal gardens overlooking the river nearby are superb and the Toulouse-Lautrec museum is just steps away.

Thank mjrg59
Reviewed May 23, 2012

Need to spend at least two hours here. Include the Great Choir and the Treasury. Listen to the enormous organ. The ceiling with blue basis is wonderful. We were lucky to see a local wedding there.

Thank malholme
Reviewed May 22, 2012

What can you say! Really lovely, our kids loved it too, and in January there is still ice skating outside so really made our day!

Thank Frenchtot
Reviewed May 20, 2012

On travelling to Albi along the auto-route it is awesome to see the cathedral from a distance. On arrival the whole building appears to be a massive brick built fortress - which it was, in a way. Built to make an impression against the Cathar...More

Thank Johnny redhat
Reviewed May 18, 2012

The outside does not prepare you at all for the inside of the building. Well worth a visit.

Thank Geraldine R
Reviewed May 6, 2012

The other reviews are dead on. Exterior not impressive compared to other cathedrals, except for the size, but the interior is one of the most ornate I've seen around the world. I was lucky enough to attend an organ recital, and the organ is magnificent....More

Thank ianjc
Reviewed May 2, 2012

Just when you think you've had enough of looking round cathedrals you arrive in Albi and WOW! This one is really impressive. Huge gothic style red brick building in the centre of town. Free to go in the main part but there is a small...More

Thank davbratz
Reviewed April 29, 2012

This is truly a magical experience in Albi, a lovely place generally as well as being where Henri Toulouse-Lautrec is from and where his signature museum is located. The exterior looks rather grim and perhaps more like a dungeon but inside the decor and details...More

Thank Dr Benjamin P
Reviewed April 26, 2012

Historic monument with very particular architecture for a cathedral. Great paintings inside with pastels made in the region. They also do concert which are quite impressive due to the acoustic. A must see on your list! Free entrance, only one part inside requires payment. But...More

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Jan P
September 17, 2015|
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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