Albi – Country Roads of France

We arrived here in the late afternoon and didn’t have much time to explore Toulouse-Lautrec’s home town.  Still feeling under the weather, we dragged ourselves to the Cathedrale Ste-Cecile and were glad that we did as this building is awesome.  It’s noted to be the largest brick building in the world and from a distance it gives the impression of a fortress rather than a church.  Perhaps, it was intended to warn heretics that the church meant business.

Inside, there is a fully functional organ which was built in 1734-6 by Christophe Moucherel as well as a giant fresco of the Last Judgement.

Unfortunately, due to our late arrival here, we didn’t get to visit the Musee Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec to see his works.  Hope you have better luck than we had….

Helen Page

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