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1031.01.03 
 Cathédrale Sainte Cécile and Palais de la Berbie (Bishops' Palace) seen over the Pont Vieux (Old Bridge) and River Tarn at dawn, Albi, Tarn, France.
The Old Bridge was constructed in 1040. The Albigensian Crusades against the Cathars commenced in 1208. In the late 13th century bishop Bernard de Castanet completed work on the Palais de la Berbie (Bishops' Palace) and in 1282 work commenced on Cathédrale Sainte Cécile (Saint Cecilia). Built as a fortress in southern Gothic style, it was not completed until 1480. It is claimed to be the largest brick building in the world. 
 Keywords: French architecture old ancient medieval picturesque scene scenic cityscape view multi-span red brick arch bridge span spanning cutwaters imposing strategic position hill top hilltop big large huge building cathedral Saint Cecile Cecilia religion religious Christian Christianity Albigensian crusade crusades Cathar Cathars fortress defensive lgpl

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Photographer: Leslie Garland
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Cathédrale Sainte Cécile and Palais de la Berbie (Bishops' Palace)

seen over the Pont Vieux (Old Bridge) and River Tarn at dawn, Albi, Tarn, France.
The Old Bridge was constructed in 1040. The Albigensian Crusades against the Cathars commenced in 1208. In the late 13th century bishop Bernard de Castanet completed work on the Palais de la Berbie (Bishops' Palace) and in 1282 work commenced on Cathédrale Sainte Cécile (Saint Cecilia). Built as a fortress in southern Gothic style, it was not completed until 1480. It is claimed to be the largest brick building in the world.
Keywords: French architecture old ancient medieval picturesque scene scenic cityscape view multi-span red brick arch bridge span spanning cutwaters imposing strategic position hill top hilltop big large huge building cathedral Saint Cecile Cecilia religion religious Christian Christianity Albigensian crusade crusades Cathar Cathars fortress defensive lgpl