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 The town of Albi

The town of Albi you can see the Cathedral in the Background

The old town of Albi France



Albi photos and guide of our visit to the town

Albi is an old French town in the Midi-Pyrenees region of France.

The town is built on the banks of the Tarn river.

You can see in the first photo the Old Bridge built in 1035 it was originally stone. Later it was clad in the red brick and tiles the same as most of the old town.

The bridge has 8 arches and is 151m long.

The old bridge at Albi


albi france bridge picture 1

We liked walking round the narrow cobbled streets in the centre.

The town has plenty of small shops to look around and cafes, restaurants

There is a market on most days at place Laperouse. When we were there on a Saturday. they had a farmers market selling local produce.

This is held every Saturday we also found a Flea market at the Castelvieil market hall this is on Saturday morning as well.

I noticed they have a second hand book market on Wednesday and Saturday at the Rue Maries.

The Cathedral of Sainte Cecile is worth a visit it is quiet plain on the outside. Inside it is the complete opposite the interior decoration as to be seen.

Albi


albi france bridge picture 2

Toulouse-Lautrec Museum


albi poster picture

Albi has the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum which houses the largest public collection of his work. The museum is in the 13th century former Bishop`s Palace. It is worth a visit to see the work of this famous Albi born painter.

The museum is just across the road from the Cathedral.A 5 minute walk form the town centre

A map of the town.

We stayed in a gite about 15 miles from the old town.

Mercure Albi Bastides Hotel


hotel in albi

A former flour mill built in the 18th century; the Mercure Albi hotel sits in an ideal location on the banks of the Tarn, in the city center.

Renovated in 2008, all 56 rooms are unique; modern comforts (wifi access) combine with charming Albi brickwork. Behind the original brick facade, the interior decoration of the building is simple and warm.

The hotel features a restaurant and a terrace overlooking the river, as well as a bar and 3 meeting rooms for seminars (wifi). Free private parking.

Mercure Albi Bastides Hotel


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If you have a car there are lots of small villages to visit.

It is about an hours drive to Toulouse another interesting place to visit.

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