Albi tourism and travel guide

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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!

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.

Albi is situated in the Tarn department and Midi-Pyrenees region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Tarn department (general information: Albi is 548 kilometres from Paris).

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Monesties at 17 km and Gaillac at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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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!

 
 

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

Map of places to visit near Albi

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

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)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Albi

Canton: Albi

Arrondissement: Albi

Department: Tarn

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

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 6 kilometres from Albi): Arthes, Cambon, Carlus, Castelnau-de-Levis, Cunac, Le Sequestre, Lescure-d'Albigeois, Puygouzon, Saint-Juery, Salies and Terssac.

This page in French: Visiter Albi