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World heritage site · Architectural Building
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Allegedly the largest brick building in the world, Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile features many oversized structures, including a vault that boasts
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Art Museum
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At Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, view the massive collection of works by renowned painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Upon arrival, you'll realize y
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Garden
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Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Depart for a guided walking tour of the historical center of Albi. Contemplate the lofty fortified Cathedral built in a unique southern French Gothic style from local brick in characteristic red and orange colors. Your tour will also take you along the banks of the Tarn River to admire Old Bridge and the Saint-Salvi quarter with its church & cloister. Your tour will end with a visit of the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum (entrance fee not included) set in what was once the Bishops Palace.
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Garden
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An impressive 900 years old, Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy combines Romanesque and Gothic architectural elements to form a pleasant pa
Historic Walking Area
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Albi

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Albi is a commune in southern France. It is the prefecture of the Tarn department, on the River Tarn, 85 km northeast of Toulouse. Its inhabitants are called Albigensians (Albigeois, Albigeoise, albigés -esa). It is the seat of the Archbishop of Albi. The episcopal city, around the Cathedral Sainte-Cécile, was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 2010.AdministrationAlbi is the seat of 4 cantons, covering 16 communes, with a total population of 71,281.HistoryThe first human settlement in Albi was in the Bronze Age (3000-600 BC). After the Roman conquest of Gaul in 51 BC, the town became Civitas Albigensium, the territory of the Albigeois, Albiga. Archaeological digs have not revealed any traces of Roman buildings, which seems to indicate that Albi was a modest Roman settlement.In 1040, Albi expanded and constructed the Pont Vieux (Old Bridge). New quarters were built, indicative of considerable urban growth. The city grew rich at this time, thanks to trade and commercial exchanges, and also to the tolls charged to travelers for using the Pont Vieux. Our France planner combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.

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