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Alban tourism and travel guide

Photo of Alban in Tarn

Photo is of Brousse-le-Chateau at 18 km from Alban

Visit Alban: highlights and tourist information

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Alban is situated in the Tarn department and Occitanie region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Brousse-le-Chateau at 18 km and Belmont-sur-Rance at 25 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Alban, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Alban in Occitanie.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction north-east), in the Aveyron department

Brousse-le-Chateau is an idyllic little village of steep cobbled streets...

See Brousse-le-Chateau guide


at 25 km (direction east-south-east), in the Aveyron department

The Cevennes village of Belmont-sur-Rance is small but very enjoyable...

See Belmont-sur-Rance guide


at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

Realmont is very typical of the bastide towns to be found...

See Realmont guide


at 26 km (direction west)

Albi is quite a remarkable town, with a substantial and beautiful centre...

See Albi guide
Albi cathedral

Albi cathedral

Cathedral at 26 km (direction west)

Albi cathedral is remarkable for its brick exterior, and the large...

See Albi cathedral guide
Brassac (Tarn)

Brassac (Tarn)

at 29 km (direction south)

The highlight in the centre of Brassac in the Tarn department...

See Brassac (Tarn) guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction west-south-west)

Lautrec is a small village, but both the views and the intereting...

See Lautrec guide


Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction west-north-west)

There is much more to discover in Monesties than you would...

See Monesties guide


at 36 km (direction south-west)

While not an important tourist destination, Castres has a pleasant town...

See Castres guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction north-north-west), in the Aveyron department

The highlight in Sauveterre-de-Rouergue is surely the medieval houses and...

See Sauveterre-de-Rouergue guide


at 45 km (direction west-north-west)

Cordes is certainly one of the most beautiful towns in...

See Cordes-sur-Ciel guide


at 45 km (direction west)

The historic centre of Gaillac and its riverside position make...

See Gaillac guide


at 48 km (direction west-north-west)

The small village of Vieux was once one of...

See Vieux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aveyron department

Close to Millau Bridge, the small village of Peyre...

See Peyre guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Tarn

Map of places to visit near Alban


Markets in and near Alban

  • Saint-Juery: market Thursday (21km)
  • Realmont: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Albi: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Saturday all day (25km)
  • Villefranche-de-Panat: market Sunday - seasonal market only (29km)
  • Carmaux: market Friday (30km)
  • Saint-Affrique: market Thursday & Saturday (35km)
  • Naucelle: market Saturday - seasonal market only (36km)
  • Castres: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (36km)
  • Arvieu: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (37km)
  • Graulhet: market Thursday & Sunday (40km)

More information about Alban, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Alban, France

What to do at Alban? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Alban.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Languedoc (39km)
  • Grands Causses (45km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Cirice (Brousse-le-Chateau) (18km)
  • Abbaye de Sylvanès (Sylvanes) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du palais de la Berbie (26km)
  • Parc Rochegude (26km)
  • Jardin de l'Évêché (36km)
  • Jardin de Paradis (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Caroux (53km)
  • Gorges de l'Aveyron (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Fraisse-sur-Agout (42km)

Geography and distances

Alban is in the south of France at 26 kilometres from Albi, the department capital (general information: Alban is 552 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Alban

Canton: Alban

Arrondissement: Albi

Department: Tarn

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 81250

Distance to Alban

from Albi (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 552 km

from Calais: 786 km

from Nice: 386 km

from Bordeaux: 263 km

from Strasbourg: 661 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Alban from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Courris, Curvalle, Le Fraysse, Massals, Paulinet and Saint-Andre.

This page in French: Visiter Alban

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