The 10 Best Things to Do in Albi, France

October 20, 2017 Ying Subia

Albi in France, from Europe region, is best know for Sacred & Religious Sites. Discover best things to do in Albi with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Albi

1. Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile

5 boulevard General Sibille, 81000, Albi, France +33 5 63 43 23 43
Excellent
77%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile

Reviewed By corinne292 - Geneva, Switzerland

Overwhelming. The largest brick building in the world. Even more so as there are no trees around, just sheer color flaming upwards. Tubes. Fleshy. Almost organic. Bishops needed that to ascertain their power. For years I was dreaming to discover, once in my life, the famous Last Judgement inside. Dating back from the XVth c. requesting a crowd of Italian painters contemporary to those who completed the Sixtine Chapel in Rome. On the right of Christ the elect, on the left the damned, all with almond-shaped protruding bellies, all wearing the book of good and bad actions around their necks. Tortures linked to the 7 capital sins : pride, envy, anger, (deleted sloth), avarice, greed (oh, such lizards and devils !), lust. Such delicacy, too, in the rendering, with ground colors fixed with egg yolk and glu. Such delicacy in everything, to the stone lace, lace indeed : Richelieu had to draw out his pocket knife to check whether it was stone or stucco...

2. Les Jardins de la Berbie

Rue Sainte-Cecile, 81000, Albi, France
Excellent
59%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 492 reviews

Les Jardins de la Berbie

Reviewed By psychprofessor - Mississippi

Along with our tour group, we stopped to see Les Jardins de la Berbie from above, looking down on them. They're formal Gardens, with splendid shapes formed by the hedges. My wife called the Gardens "amazing," and I would have to agree. Amazingly photogenic, for sure.

3. Musee Toulouse-Lautrec

Opposite the north side of the Cathedral | Palais de la Berbie, 81000, Albi, France +33 5 63 49 48 71
Excellent
58%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Musee Toulouse-Lautrec

Reviewed By Thomas D - Holt, United Kingdom

This small museum housed in a renovated mediaeval building just behind the Cathedral is a superb tribute to one of Albi's most famous sons, Toulouse Lautrec. It probably contains the best selection anywhere of this interesting artist's work and is well worth visiting.

4. Musee-Mine Departemental

2 avenue Saint Sernin, 81130 Cagnac-les-Mines, Albi, France +33 5 63 53 91 70
Excellent
64%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 121 reviews

Musee-Mine Departemental

The mine museum of the Tarn. The last testimony on site of the coal mines in the Tarn, the mine museum brings social and technical information on the seven centuries of the coal industry. The head frame and the cage going down make you discover 350 meters of reconstructed galleries where machines and tools are shown in situation to understand better the work of the miner and his living conditions. The permanent exhibition reminds us of the social, economic history which has formed the identity of this area which is deeply impressed by the figure of Jean Jaurès. Temporary Exhibitions value the environmental and industrial heritage.

Reviewed By Arthur P - Albi, France

If you visit South of France and ALBI area don't hesitate to visite this museum in Cagnac at 15km from Albi.
You 'll enter in the center of the earth and spend a couple of hours in the mining atmospher. Very nice experience even with kids.

5. Pont Vieux

Pont Vieux, 81000, Albi, France +33 5 63 43 59 63
Excellent
48%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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4.5 based on 402 reviews

Pont Vieux

Reviewed By JPDeA-43 - Paulhan, France

No visit to Albi could be complete without walking across this bridge a different times of the day as the light changes. The views are worth the walk. We've done it on 3 visits over the years.

6. Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy

Rue Maries, Albi, France
Excellent
44%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 594 reviews

Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy

Reviewed By Alpaca_Explorer

We stumbled across this whilst mooching around Albi and really liked it. It was very quiet and calm and a source of much-needed shade. We sat under the arches and admired the Gardens and could easily imagine it in times gone by.

7. Fashion museum

17 rue de la Souque, 81000, Albi, France +33 5 63 43 15 90
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 134 reviews

Fashion museum

Reviewed By Mackatwo - Limousin, France

Loved walking through this collection of designs from the early 1800's up to the 1960's. The theme was flowers. I was particularly interested in the stitching and designs of the pieces. They were displayed so well along with shoes, hairclips, handbags.

8. Tourist Office of Albi

Place Sainte-Cecile, 81000, Albi, France +33 5 63 36 36 00
Excellent
50%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 317 reviews

Tourist Office of Albi

Reviewed By VermontTeacher44 - Vermont, USA

This office is located next to the Toulouse Lautrec Museum, near the Cathedral in Albi. The two people at the desk are very knowledgeable and helpful and they also speak English. There are many brochures available about the Tarn region.

9. Park Rochegude

Boulevard Carnot, 81000, Albi, France
Excellent
48%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 107 reviews

Park Rochegude

Reviewed By roger41France - France

The former owners of this fine town house (now closed, alas) were tree collectors, and the number of different trees they planted and which are now vast is phenomenal. It gives us a small shady park with constant surprises, from vast cedars to clumps of tall springy bamboos and chattering ducks. Always a pleasure to spend time in with a book!

10. Musee Laperouse

41 rue Porta | Square Botany Bay, 81000, Albi, France +33 5 63 46 01 87
Excellent
33%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 127 reviews

Musee Laperouse

Reviewed By Sallepenche - St Germain Des Pres

Slightly out of the way but worth a visit. English history concentrates on Cook and his travels but other nationalities were busy exploring. Here is a chance to find other explorers.

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