Sightseeing route in Albi

Albi

【City description】

It’s a town where the famous poster artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born. The town on the banks of the Tarn river is small but there are many red buildings in the center street. So, we can enjoy the trip while walking. The façade of the cathedral is fantastic, but you should see the interior decoration as well. The old are is registered in the World Heritage Site.

【Overall rating】

 ★★★★☆

【Time required】

 4 h 30

【Budget】

 33 euros

Fatigue】

 ★★★☆☆

【Sightseeing route】



【Start】

①Albi-Ville station

Gare d’Albi-Ville

★Go to Maréchal Joffre Avenue in front of the station and turn left at a roundabout to go to Général de Gaulle Avenue. When you arrive at Lapèrouse Square, go to Verdusse St to enter the center street. It takes 10 minutes by walk.



②Tourist Information Center

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go to the cathedral in the square.



③Cathedral of Albi

Cathédrale d’Albi

Time required: 30 min / Admission fee: 6 euros (includes the treasure room)

Opening hour: 9 am – 6 pm between Monday and Wednesday /
8 h 30 am – 6 pm between Thursday and Saturday /
9 h 30 am – 10 h 15 am and 1 pm – 5 h 30 pm on Sunday

Close: No

★Return to the square of the tourist information center and enter a building on the right of the cathedral.



④Toulouse-Lautrec Museum

Musée Toulouse-Lautrec

Time required: 60 min / Admission fee: 10 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – noon / 2 pm – 6 pm (10 am – 6 pm in summer)

Close: Tuesday, 1/1, 5/1, 11/1, 12/25

★Go down from Archevêché Square of the museum and turn left at the dead end. Pass a bridge and turn right when you arrive at the other side to go to Porta St. It takes 15 minutes.



⑤Lapérouse Museum

Musée Lapérouse

Time required: 30 min / Admission fee: 4 euros

Opening hour: 9 am – noon / 2 pm – 6 pm (until 5 pm in winter and until 6 h 30 in summer)

Close: Monday, 1/1, 5/1, 11/1, 12/25

★Go up Visitation St and turn right



⑥August 22, 1944 Bridge

Pont du 22 Août 1944

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

It’s a view point.

★Pass the bridge and turn right to go to Emilie Grand St. When you return to the square of the cathedral, go to Mariès St of the tourist information center. It takes 15 minutes.



⑦Saint-Salvi Collegial

Collégiale Saint-Salvi

Time required: 20 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 8 h 30 am – noon / 2 pm – 5 pm between Monday and Wednesday
                   10 am – noon / 2 pm – 6 pm between Thursday and Saturday

2 pm – 5 pm on Sunday

Close: No

★Continue to walk on the street and turn right at the first crossroad to go to Peyrolière St. When you arrive at a forked road, go to Hôtel de Ville St. When you leave the center area, turn right. It takes 10 minutes.



⑧Michel Belin (a chocolate shop)

Time required: 15 min / Price: from 8 euros

Opening hour: 9 h 30 am – 12 h 30 / 2 h 30 pm – 7 pm

Close: Sunday, Monday, national holiday

★Go down Dr. Laurent Camboulives St to return to Lapérouse Square.



⑨Michel Belin (a café)

Time required: 30 min / Price: from 5 euros

Opening hour: 8 am – 7 h 15 pm

Close: national holiday

To taste cakes of Michel Belin.

★Return to the station with the same route.



【Goal】

Albi-Ville station

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