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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Private Tour: 9-Night Customizable Tour in the Midi-Pyrénées Region from Rodez BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $4,000
Duration: 10 days
Day Tour to Albi & Cordes sur Ciel. From Carcassonne and around. BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $460
Duration: 9 to 10 hours
Albi visit & the Toulouse-Lautrec museum BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $280
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile Reviews
One of the most amazing cathedral es I have ever visited, the colored walls and finely cut stone are amazing Definitely worth a visit more »
Tout simplement magnifique ! Quant on pense à l'époque et aux moyens de construction de ce temps, on reste scotché ! Il faut absolument passé la voir quand on est sur Albi. more »Simply beautiful! When we think of the time and the means of construction of this time, we remain glued! You've got to come and see her when you're on Albi.
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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