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Albi tourism and travel guide

Photo of Albi in Tarn

Visit Albi: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Albi is quite a remarkable town, with a substantial and beautiful centre and sensational views across the river below. Very recommended!

Albi is situated in the Tarn department and Occitanie region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Albi. For detailed visitor information see the Albi travel guide.

Attractions in Albi

Albi cathedral is remarkable for its brick exterior, and the large area of renaissance painting in the interior: Albi cathedral

Tourist classifications for Albi include "heritage site" and "secteur sauvegarde".

Popular places to visit nearby include Realmont at 17 km and Monesties at 17 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Albi, 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 Albi in Occitanie.

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

Albi cathedral

Albi cathedral

Cathedral less than one km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Albi cathedral guide
Realmont

Realmont

at 17 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Realmont guide
Monesties

Monesties

Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Monesties guide
Gaillac

Gaillac

at 20 km (direction west)

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

See Gaillac guide
 
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Cordes-sur-Ciel

Cordes-sur-Ciel

at 22 km (direction north-west)

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

See Cordes-sur-Ciel guide
Vieux

Vieux

at 23 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Vieux guide
Lautrec

Lautrec

Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction south)

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

See Lautrec guide
Castelnau-de-Montmiral

Castelnau-de-Montmiral

Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction west)

The central square of Castelnau-de-Montmiral with its medieval buildings, and...

See Castelnau-de-Montmiral guide
Lisle-sur-Tarn

Lisle-sur-Tarn

at 28 km (direction west-south-west)

Lisle-sur-Tarn is a pretty village on the banks of the...

See Lisle-sur-Tarn guide
Varen

Varen

at 33 km (direction north-west), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

At Varen you can see the Chateau du Doyenné and nice...

See Varen guide
The Jardin des Martels

The Jardin des Martels

Garden at 35 km (direction west-south-west)

The Jardins des Martels is a beautiful garden and mini-farm near...

See The Jardin des Martels guide
Giroussens

Giroussens

at 35 km (direction west-south-west)

Giroussens is a pretty village and home to a...

See Giroussens guide
Najac

Najac

Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction north-north-west), in the Aveyron department

The village of Najac is very pretty, and the castle...

See Najac guide
Chateau de Najac

Chateau de Najac

Castle at 35 km (direction north-north-west), in the Aveyron department

Najac castle is the impressive ruins of a 13th century castle...

See Chateau de Najac guide

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

Map of places to visit near Albi

 
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Markets in and near Albi

Market days in Albi: weekly market: Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Saturday all day;

  • Albi: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Saturday all day (0km)
  • Saint-Juery: market Thursday (6km)
  • Carmaux: market Friday (14km)
  • Realmont: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Gaillac: market Friday (20km)
  • Cordes-sur-Ciel: market Saturday & Saturday (22km)
  • Graulhet: market Thursday & Sunday (22km)
  • Lisle-sur-Tarn: market Sunday (28km)
  • Saint-Paul-Cap-de-Joux: market Tuesday (34km)
  • Naucelle: market Saturday - seasonal market only (34km)

More information about Albi, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Albi, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Rabastens église Notre-Dame-du-Bourg (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (36km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Beaulieu en Rouergue Abbey (39km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Languedoc (57km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Cirice (Brousse-le-Chateau) (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc Rochegude (0km)
  • Jardin du palais de la Berbie (0km)
  • Jardin de Paradis (22km)
  • Jardin des Martels (35km)
  • Jardin de l'Évêché (36km)
  • Jardins de Quercy (36km)
  • Jardin et parc du château de Loubens (49km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de l'Aveyron (37km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cayriech (54km)
 
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Geography and distances

Albi is in the south of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Tarn department (general information: Albi is 548 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Albi

Canton: Albi

Arrondissement: Albi

Department: Tarn

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 81000

Distance to Albi

from Albi (prefecture): 0 km

from Paris: 548 km

from Calais: 781 km

from Nice: 412 km

from Bordeaux: 239 km

from Strasbourg: 673 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arthes, Cambon, Carlus, Castelnau-de-Levis, Cunac, Le Sequestre, Lescure-d'Albigeois, Puygouzon, Saint-Juery, Salies and Terssac.

This page in French: Visiter Albi

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