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Sainte Cécile , the west tower a tower 78 meters above the town . It has four levels , separated by galleries balustrade and built on a more reduced. The first level , massive, almost blind and flanked by four turrets , foothills imposing diameter. Decoration different levels Tapering : overcome deadly arc discharge for the first two blind arches and mullioned windows for the third , octagonal tower , pierced by a double level of twin bays and ended with a terrace for last .

Landmark of the city of Albi Cathedral impose his power . Its steeple rises to 78m in a watchtower on the city and the region. Cathedral shape with Berbie , the former bishop's palace , a monumental group brick unparalleled.

A single vessel bricks in the world

Albi Cathedral , built from 1282, is the largest brick cathedral in the world, 113 m long, 35m wide. It surprises the visitor who is often compared to a real " castle ."

Monument unparalleled , she asserted her power through a typical style of the Southwest of France , Southern Gothic . Installed on one of the heights of the city, as a base, Albi Cathedral Sainte -Cécile is the witness of the Christian faith after the Cathar heresy. His unique style is enhanced by its interior , a true Christian art museum. It is the only cathedral in Europe whose walls and ceilings are painted entirely on an area covering approximately 18,500 m2.

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