Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, Albi

4.8
Allegedly the largest brick building in the world, Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile features many oversized structures, including a vault that boasts the largest painted surface in the world at 200 sq m (656 sq ft). These frescoes make up the largest and oldest ensemble of Italian Renaissance paintings in France. Added in 1492 CE, the bell tower stands 78 m (256 ft) tall. The nave is the widest Gothic example in France at 18 m (60 ft). Over 200 magnificent polychrome statues carved by artists from Cluny's workshops decorate the interior with their original colors. See Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile and all Albi has to offer by arranging your trip with our Albi day trip planning app .
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  • Impessive brick structure if there ever was one with ornate marble figures and arches at the entrance. But the insides were unique with large religious frescos and every surface of walls and columns.....  more »
  • My daughter has just moved to Albi so we did the tourist sights when we visited, What a beautiful imposing cathedral!!!! Haved visited many cathedrals but this one took our breath away!!! Its huge...  more »
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  • This place is amazing, the cathedral is beautiful. The entrance is free but it is a pity that you have to pay a lot if you would like to see the whole church. But the whole city is fantastic as well, we really enjoyed our time in Albi, highly recommended for everyone to visit it who is around this area in France.
  • A wonderful church, impressive building and also the surroundings are lovely, try to visit it in a warm summer evening.
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