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1031.03.03 
 Main bell tower of Cathédrale Sainte Cécile, Albi, Tarn, France.
The Albigensian Crusades against the Cathars commenced in 1208. In the late 13th century bishop Bernard de Castanet commenced on Cathédrale Sainte Cécile (Saint Cecilia) in 1282. 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. The bell tower was added in 1492. 
 Keywords: French architecture old ancient medieval picturesque scene view red brick gargoyles row water spouts imposing strategic position big large huge building cathedral Saint Cecile Cecilia religion religious Christian Christianity Albigensian crusade crusades Cathar Cathars fortress defensive lgpl

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Main bell tower of Cathédrale Sainte Cécile, Albi, Tarn, France.

The Albigensian Crusades against the Cathars commenced in 1208. In the late 13th century bishop Bernard de Castanet commenced on Cathédrale Sainte Cécile (Saint Cecilia) in 1282. 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. The bell tower was added in 1492.
Keywords: French architecture old ancient medieval picturesque scene view red brick gargoyles row water spouts imposing strategic position big large huge building cathedral Saint Cecile Cecilia religion religious Christian Christianity Albigensian crusade crusades Cathar Cathars fortress defensive lgpl