22/05/2019 to 23/05/2019
Your stay in Albi
Book your hotel in Albi to discover Midi-Pyrénées’ “red city”, located in the department of Tarn. Populated with 50.000 people, the city attracts over 800.000 tourists each year.
How did Albi earn its nickname of “red city”? The answer lies in its peculiar architectural heritage: the cathedral’s red bricks and the historic center provide it with a unique atmosphere that you won’t find anywhere else.
From your hotel-restaurant in Albi, visit the episcopal city, chosen by UNESCO as World Heritage. As part of this legacy, explore the wonders of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Cecilia. With impressive dimensions of 113 meters wide and 78 meters high, this building is known as the world’s biggest cathedral made of bricks. The Palais de la Berbie is another historic landmark that you can’t miss out on: on top of its architecture, it is currently the home of Toulouse-Lautrec Museum and will enable you to discover the painter’s largest collection in the world. Throughout the four medieval quarters surrounding the cathedral, immerse yourself in the city’s history as you walk by houses and pedestrian streets full of atypical charm.
Thanks to your booking in our Albi Brit Hotel, discover another side of nature, through gardens labelled as “remarquable”. The Palais de la Berbie’s prestige is greatly due to its renowned French formal garden and its gorgeous panorama of Albi city. Though a little further away from the city’s center, the parc Rochegude offers no less than four hectares of French and British gardens as well as a bird island.
In the mood to sail? Embark on a nautical adventure on board of a flat-bottomed boat called “gabarre” on the Tarn and you will enjoy a magnificent view of Albi. And if you’re feeling playful, roam through Albi’s alleys on a carriage or by a touristic train. The échappée verte offers several pedestrian itineraries to find out about Albi’s many secrets. After a long day of walking, be sure to find comfort and rest in your Brit Hotel Albi…
While you’re in Albi, don’t miss the farmer’s market: its quaintness and large choice of fresh products will seduce you all year long.
Hurry up and come enjoy all these touristic treats by booking your stay in your Brit Hotel Albi!