The Cathedral is in no way Albi’s only attraction. While I’m one to unabashedly insist that every corner and alley requires careful study and deserves thorough appreciation, you really need only to go around to the backside of Sainte-Cécile (for a fleeting moment, Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” played in my head – what brain, what??) to see another of the city’s best sites. The garden just behind the church is exquisite – tasteful topiaries, statues with the perfect amount of moss growing on them, and fantastic views overlooking the Tarn. And with the weather well into the 30s, I was thankful for the shade and happily passed a large part of the afternoon admiring the other side of Cécile.