Albi is one of the sunniest towns in France, with more than 2100 hours of sunshine annually, thanks to the vent d’autan, a strong south easterly wind which protects the area from rainfall. The episcopal city, which includes the Berbie Palace, the Saint Salvi church and its cloisters, the Sainte Cecile cathedral, the Tarn river banks and the Pont Vieux as well as several other very well-known buildings classified as historic monuments, is very famous. Enjoy tasting foie gras, tripes and bougnettes at your holiday rental in Albi, France.
Arriving at your holiday accommodation in Rivieres, just a stone’s throw from Albi in Midi-Pyrénées, you’ll be transported by the view of the episcopal city over the left bank of the Tarn. Start your visit at the magnificent Sainte Cecile cathedral, built out of red brick in the 13th century and strengthened on a rocky peak. Continue on to the palais des eveques and palais de la Berbie, where the Toulouse-Lautrec museum and other historic monuments of the city are located.
Albi is a great place to live and the bishops certainly didn’t settle on this part of the Tarn by chance! The climate is mild and the lush vegetation makes for some marvellous wines. During your stay, don’t miss a tour round the remarkable gardens of the Tarn.
Just a stone’s throw from Albi, the residence Le Domaine du Green*** is located in the heart of the domaine de Gaillac, in Rivieres. Your holiday accommodation with a pool in Rivieres offers apartments for 4, 6, or 8 people as well as a wellbeing area and ping pong table for the perfect stay. This Vacanceole residence has even been Green Key certified for an eco-friendly stay in Tarn.
Cruise in gabarre from the port of Aiguelèze to Rivières. It is a walk on the Tarn for a commented cruise from 45 min to 2 h. You will be able to make a cruise during lunch (with the possibility of bringing your own picnic) or even a very convivial aperitif boat cruise to meet the local winegrowers.
Have you noticed that on the windows of Albi's stores, quotes were stuck? They are those of the artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, born in Albi in 1864, to whom his hometown wanted to pay tribute on his 150th birthday in 2014.
...crunchy rope cookies from Maison Bruyère.