Top 10: Most Beautiful Cathedrals Of France

9. BASILICA OF SAINT CECILIA CATHEDRAL, ALBI

BASILICA OF SAINT CECILIA CATHEDRAL, ALBI

The Basilica of Saint Cecilia Cathedral is the most important religious building in Albi, southern France, and the seat of the Archbishop of Albi (in full, Albi-Castres-Lavaur). First built as a fortress begun in 1287 and under construction for 200 years, it is claimed to be the largest brick building in the world. The monument is a testament to the power of the Roman Catholic church following the successful suppression of the Cathar heretics. In 2010 the cathedral was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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