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Albi

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Gardens

Popular things to do in Albi

Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
World heritage site
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
4.8
Duration: 1 hour
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Art Museum
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Religious Site
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Les Jardins de la Berbie ©
Garden
Les Jardins de la Berbie
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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. Make your own Albi vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our France driving holiday planner.

Side trips from Albi

Pont Valentre ©
Bridge
Pont Valentre Cahors
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Terre Liquide ©
Scuba / Snorkeling
Terre Liquide Mons
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Musee Soulages Rodez ©
Specialty Museum
Musee Soulages Rodez Rodez
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
S Room Agency ©
Theme Park
S Room Agency Montauban
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Albi

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Spa
Spas
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Palais de la Berbie ©
Architectural Building
Palais de la Berbie
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Academie des Miniatures et des petits gouters ©
Specialty Museum
Academie des Miniatures et des petits gouters
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Park Rochegude ©
Park
Park Rochegude
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Albi

The Market Hall ©
Farmers Market
The Market Hall
3.5
Duration: 30 minutes
Galerie Nadine Granier
Gift & Specialty Shop
Galerie Nadine Granier
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
Les Poteries d'Albi ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Les Poteries d'Albi
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Librairie des Enfants ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Librairie des Enfants
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Albi

Musee de la Mode ©
Specialty Museum
Musee de la Mode
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Musee Laperouse ©
Specialty Museum
Musee Laperouse
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Centre d'art Le LAIT ©
Art Museum
Centre d'art Le LAIT
3.7
Duration: 1 hour

Parks in Albi

Le Jardin National ©
Garden
Le Jardin National
3.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

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