La Cathérale Sainte Cécile sur les bords du Tarn à Albi.

Il s’agit de la plus grande Cathédrale de brique au monde et également celle qui possède les plus grandes fresques en Europe.

113 m de long, 35 m de large et un clocher de 78 m de haut. De style gothique méridional ce monument et la ville d’Albi méritent grandement une visite.

Le Palais de la Berbie qui abrite le Musée Toulouse Lautrec vous permettra de redécouvrir cet artiste finalement assez méconnu.

The Tarn River edges and the Cathedral in the backdrop.

This is the largest brick Cathedral in the World and also the largest painted Cathedral in Europe

113 m long,35m wide and a bell tower of 78m high – Sainte-Cécile of Albi, is an imposing Meridional style Gothic Cathedral

 

 

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The Gorges du Tarn walking tour in the region of Albi

 

 

The Palais de la Berbie shelters Toulouse-Lautrec Museum in Albi, southern France, dedicated mainly to the work of the painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

 

 

The world’s largest public collection of works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, including the 31 posters of the lithographer painter, is in Albi.

 

 

Palais de la Berbie, housing the museum Toulouse-Lautrec

 

 

They are also no less than 219 paintings

 

 

…563 drawings and  183 lithographs.

 

 

Youth stars, major portraits, paintings of brothels, prints on the world of the show, advertisements and late works make it an exceptional collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will drink milk
when cows graze grapes!

 

 

I bought my freedom
with my drawings

 

 

 

 

The pencils are not wood and mine,
it is thought through phalanges.

 

 

                Long live the revolution, long live the painter Manet

A wind of impressionism blows on the workshop

 

 

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The Gorges du Tarn walking tour in the region of Albi

 

 

The Tarn River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sainte-Cécile d’Albi cathedral is the first tourist site visited in the episcopal city classified by UNESCO.

 

 

113m long and 35m wide and a steeple 78m high – Sainte-Cécile d’Albi, exceptional dimensions

 

 

Sainte-Cécile, the largest brick cathedral in the world imposes the appearance of a fortified castle and offers to those who push the door a striking collection of paintings, sculptures, statuary.

 

 

18,500 m² of frescoes and decorations make it the largest painted cathedral in Europe.

 

 

It reads like an illustrated Bible.

 

 

 

 

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The Gorges du Tarn walking tour in the region of Albi