Le palais de la Berbie
[Le Bishop's Palace]
[Translated by Google Translate (with modifications):
The name of the palace comes from the Occitan bisbia meaning "bishopric", a reference to its function as Episcopal residence. The building was built between the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries and underwent some modifications until the seventeenth century. It forms, with the cathedral, a monumental assemble of exceptional brick. This military architecture reflects the will of the bishop to assert its power and authority in response to the Cathar dissent. Its many hemi-cylindrical buttresses, the enormous towers and thick walls show a kind of passive defense, based on the height and mass.]
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Les jardins de la Berbie (here, next to this marker); La Temporalité (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Le palais de la Berbie (within shouting distance of this marker); Les berges du Tarn (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Hôtel de Fenasse (about 210 meters away); Le Castelnau (about 240 meters away); Le pont Vieux (about 240 meters away); Le bourg Saint-Salvi (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Albi.
Categories. • Churches, Etc. • Forts, Castles •
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