Cathédrale Sainte-Cécile d’Albi

Left to my own devices on my second day in Albi, my adopted hometown in southern France, I took to its rosy streets, down rue Timbal to rue Mariés.  At its base, in Albi’s old town, sits Cathédrale Sainte-Cécile d’Albi, the huge (really huge) brick cathedral, which was recently designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  It stands tall over the city, but narrow streets make it tough to see until you’re right in front of it.  Or maybe I was too distracted by so much of Albi’s lovely architecture and natural beauty that I didn’t I notice until Sainte-Cécile and I were face-to-face.

A path behind Sainte-Cécile follows along the Tarn and offers some wonderful views of the city.  I spent two hours on its banks, taking photos, taking a brief nap, taking un verre…And though I cringe to say it, c’est la vie!

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8 thoughts on “Cathédrale Sainte-Cécile d’Albi

  1. Reblogged this on ft. // la vie éclectique and commented:
    This is the 13th of a 51 series of posts on my reblog or linkback project. I am featuring la nomade moderne today because Sarah’s latest post on Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile d’Albi is absolutely beautiful and because next week is Bastille Day, I hope she will post something…haha. just kidding. No pressure. 🙂

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