Saint Cecilia's Cathedral dominates Albi and is the main reason for its heritage status with the UN - that and the cobbled streets, the palace of the bishops and the pretty river with a bridge over it in constant use for nearly 1,000 years. The Cathedral is huge, fortified, impressive but one cannot climb the tower, it presents itself inside like almost any other big church in the region and it captured the imagination only as expected rather than with an interesting "extra". Pop round it by all means but save your main time allocation in Albi for the Toulouse Lautrec museum next door to the cathedral which is worth an hour or two not only for the art but also due to the building which houses it.
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