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Episcopal city of Albi, France

From series “The Most Interesting UNESCO Sites in France”
The charming city of Albi is located in the southern part of France. It is a real storehouse of historical attractions. The entire historical part of the city is a World Heritage Site. The beautiful Cathédrale Sainte-Cécile is located in the heart of the Old Town. It was built in the Middle Ages. The cathedral is notable for its luxurious design, which managed to survive after more than 500 years. Beautiful frescoes adorn the cathedral. 270 statues are installed in its triforium. The medieval organ is preserved in the cathedral. Everyone can listen to its sound.

Saint-Salvi Church is located nearby. It was part of a large monastery once. Only a few fragments have survived from this monastery to the present day. They were built in the late 13th century. The church managed to completely preserve its original design. Unique works of art are stored there. The bishop's palace is also preserved in the city. The art museum is open in it today. It is dedicated to the work of the artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec – one of the most famous natives of Albi. The museum's collection has also been enriched with works by other famous French painters in recent years.

The old market is also located in the historical part of the city. It impresses with its beautiful design. Many people enter the market building just to appreciate its ancient interior decoration. But it is very difficult to leave without buying from this market. The most popular national delicacies are sold here, including rare varieties of farm cheese, foie gras, pigeon pate, and other meat delicacies.

Albi is a very small city. But there are many interesting museums on its territory. The Fashion Museum is very interesting. There are beautiful vintage costumes and accessories in it. The building of the old monastery became the location of this museum. It managed to preserve many of the original finishing elements in it during the renovation. The Laperouse Museum is located in another historic building. It is dedicated to the outstanding expeditions of the famous navigator. Next - Holy Place of Taputapuatea

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Nearest airports:
 »  Le Sequestre Airport LBI - in 4 km
 »  Castres-Mazamet Airport DCM - in 45 km
 »  Montaudran Airport XYT - in 61 km
 »  Marcillac Airport RDZ - in 63 km
 »  Blagnac Airport TLS - in 64 km
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Hotel Restaurant La Taverne

Located in 2 km from Episcopal city of Albi
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All the rooms at Hotel Restaurant La Taverne have a flat-screen TV. They also include a private bathroom with a shower. A buffet breakfast is served … More: photo, rates and booking
Ô Pigeonnier zen

Located in 4 km from Episcopal city of Albi
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Le Pigeonnier de Fargues features exposed-brick walls, air conditioning, and free Wi-Fi. A flat-screen TV with a DVD player, a washing machine and a … More: photo, rates and booking
La Réserve

Located in 5 km from Episcopal city of Albi
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La Réserve offers comfortable rooms with a refined decoration. A selection of gastronomic-style regional cuisine is served in the air-conditioned … More: photo, rates and booking
La Maison d'Edmond

Located in 6 km from Episcopal city of Albi
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The apartment has a living room with an equipped kitchen area, a sofa and a flat-screen TV. There is 1 bedroom and a bathroom with a corner bathtub … More: photo, rates and booking

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