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Address: Near place du Vigan | in the medieval center of town, 81000, Albi, France
Phone Number:
+33 5 63 43 23 43
09:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Beautiful building in and out

Wonderful building....amazing architecture and the inside takes your breathe away. Great photo opportunities all over the city of the cathedral.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful building....amazing architecture and the inside takes your breathe away. Great photo opportunities all over the city of the cathedral.

Thank rockabillychick
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Huge brick building with fantastic, original art work on the walls. Audio guide was very informative and recommended because there is so much to take in.

Thank Richard H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To be honest, it's the central point in Albi and you can't miss it. Every time I visit I love to go inside. The architecture is so overwhelming and grand. I love it and would recommend anyone to visit if they were in or close to Albi (Done miss the Toulouse-lautrec museum which is connected to it, see my other... More 

Thank Lawsonio1
Hanoi, Vietnam
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ste-Cecile earns its reputation as a unique piece of architecture - a huge brick cathedral. However, the somewhat austere outer appearance belies the magnificence of the decorations within the sanctuary. Each chapel is decorated with frescoes and stained glass. The choir area houses rows of gorgeous carved wood angels amongst ornate stone decorations. Numerous stone figures from the old... More 

Thank Katherine D
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Albi on a wet and blustery Sunday morning. The streets were very quiet but there were a few hardy souls around. The church is magnificent both inside and out and was the highlight of our visit.

Thank DaveC95
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The greatest brick building in the world, but spiritual nonetheless. St Cecilia has special significance for us both, for quite different reasons. Even the lady asking for charity on the cathedral steps exuded class. There is something quite amazing about this cathedral that sets it apart from more famous places on the tourist ant track. Go and see it and... More 

Thank ProfFelix
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this amazing and impressive Unesco site and stood in awe of its brilliance. We spent at least 2 hours walking thru its entire interior, including its treasure museum. Albi is about 1.5 hour drive from Toulouse. It is a must see to appreciate how human's determination could rise above all odds. Highly recommend. Wear comfortable shoes for spiral... More 

Thank vdsl90
Rignac, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The cathedral dominates the countryside for miles around and does the same for the town. Inside it is a riot of colour and imagery although somehow the opposite of the tardis being smaller on the inside and quite annoying that you have to pay if you want to see all of it.

Thank Sarahdon14
Belo Horizonte, MG
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Beautiful cathedral, you should not miss the visit to the choir and the audio-guide. It gives us interesting info on the Cathar culture.

Thank JujuXavier
Brandenburg, Germany
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191 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Easily one of the most impressive sacral buildings i have visited. It looks like a silo from the outside, and isnt particularly inviting, but once inside, you will be in awe - high ceilings, every little space painted, and not over-run. There are interesting side-chapels dedicated to various saints, all quite differently decorated. You will actually find plenty of space... More 

Thank Anja-Superlekker

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