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.
4 h 30
★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
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
★Return to the square of the tourist information center and enter a building on the right of the cathedral.
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.
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.
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
★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.