Are you visiting Albi in France? What you need to know

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A fascinating city with a rich medieval and renaissance past, Albi “la rouge” takes its nickname from its red brick houses and monuments that give it a special charm and a warm atmosphere.

Its episcopal city, including the Palais de la Berbie (where Toulouse Lautrec Museum is located), and the Ste-Cécile Cathedral (the largest religious brick building in the world, whose architecture evokes a real fortress) is classified by UNESCO.

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A favorite: The Sainte-Cécile Cathedral, a masterpiece of South Gothic art, is a marvel both for its exterior appearance and for its richly decorated interior. Inside, visitors will find the remarkable fresco of the last judgment, which stretches 300 square meters.

Did you know: Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, the famous French painter who painted the cabaret of Montmartre in the late 19th century, was born in Albi. The world’s largest collection of his works is on display at the Palais de la Berbie at the museum bearing his name.

This summer you will be able to discover “Montmartre end of the century” exhibition that evokes the hectic life and customs of Paris at that time!

See Albi differently: Magnificent and popular with photographers from the banks of the Tarn, the episcopal town is even more beautiful when you discover it in the course of a mini-cruise aboard a traditional barge.

Sleepover: Alchemy is a magical 4-star Art Deco-style hotel in the heart of the city

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For more information on preparing for a trip, visit the websites for Occitanie tourism.

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