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Albi Cathedral and Millau Viaduct

The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Cecilia

Albi Cathedral, formally the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Cecilia (French: Basilique Cathédrale Sainte-Cécile d’Albi), is the most important Catholic building in Albi, France, and the seat of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Albi (in full, Albi-Castres-Lavaur). First built as a fortress in the aftermath of theAlbigensian Crusade; begun in 1287 and under construction for 200 years, it is claimed to be the largest brick building in the world.

Millau Viaduct bridge

The incredible Millau Viaduct bridge was opened in December 2004 and is the highest bridge in the world, standing 270 meters (890 feet) over the Tarn River and is more than 340 meters (1,125 feet) in height at the top of its highest mast. It is slightly taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris and only 38 meters (125 ft) shorter than the Empire State Building. It is a cable-stayed road bridge designed by engineer Michel Virlogeux and British architect Norman Foster. It cost approximately € 400 million to complete the Millau Viaduct.