Cathédrale Sainte-Cécile d'Albi

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Français : La cathédrale Sainte-Cécile d'Albi est le siège de l'archidiocèse d'Albi, dans le département du Tarn en France. Elle est construite sur un piton rocheux qui domine le Tarn. Deux siècles auront été nécessaires pour son édification, de 1282 à 1480.
English: The Cathedral of Saint Cecilia also known as Albi Cathedral, is the seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Albi. First built in the aftermath of the Albigensian Crusade, the exterior resembles a fortress, but the interior is lavishly decorated with art and sculpture, a very ornate choir screen, and walls and vaults in bright blues and golds, in the Toulousian or Southern French Gothic. It was begun in 1282 and was completed in 1480. In 2010 the cathedral, along with its episcopal buildings, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Cathédrale Sainte-Cécile, Albi, France
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South views

South views

North view

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South views

North view

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Bell tower

Door of the Sainte Cécile Cathedral
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Tympanum


Dominique de Florence portal

East entrance of Baldaquin
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Baldaquin southern exposure

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Baldaquin canopy vaults



Decorations around the portal

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western entrance of Baldaquin

Nave
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Choir
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The choir enclosure was built between 1474 and 1482 by Bishop Louis I d'Amboise


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Rood screen
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The rood screen saved from the destruction during the Reformation is made of filigree stone work topped with a group of polychrome wooden statues representing Christ on the cross, the Virgin Mary and Saint John. These statues were not original to the Cathedral; they probably came from the former Church of the Cordeliers and were installed in the 19th century.


The Last Jugement
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The departure of the Believers

The torments of the condemned

Death of Saint Cecilia
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Pulpit
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Pipe organ
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Commissioned in 1734 by Bishop de la Croix de Castries from the craftsman Christophe Moucherel
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Vaults above the choir
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Trésor et œuvres protégées[edit]