©Didier Descouens 

10 February 2024  |  UNESCO , Tourism

Albi, episcopal city listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Albi, episcopal city listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Albi illustrates the influence of the Catholic Church during the Middle Ages. You will be able to discover a rich heritage which earned it UNESCO classification in 2010.

The episcopal city is made up of the Sainte-Cécile cathedral, the Berbie palace, the Saint-Salvi church and its cloister.

Sainte-Cécile Cathedral built between the 13th and 15th centuries is an incarnation of Southern Gothic art.

The predominant use of red brick gave it the nickname "red city".

The Bernie Palace built in the 13th century in red brick also houses the Toulouse Lautrec Museum, a famous painter from Albi.

The view of the Tarn from the palace gardens is breathtaking.

The Saint-Salvi cloister dates from the 11th century and illustrates the beauty of Romanesque architecture. Its interior gardens exude a peaceful atmosphere conducive to introspection.

A real journey back in time, you will enjoy wandering the cobbled streets and discovering the treasures of the beautiful city. Passionate about history, art or simply looking for a cultural getaway, Albi offers an unforgettable journey through time to the heart of the French Middle Ages.

 Ste Cécile Cathedral - Albi

 ©Didier Descouens 

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After gaining a Masters Degree from the Panthéon Sorbonne, I worked as a real-estate agent for luxury properties and now am a manager with Pure France high quality holiday rentals. I am also a yoga instructor.

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