Discover Albi

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Albi is a city in the Tarn department of southwestern France, located about 80 kilometers northeast of Toulouse. It is known for its unique architecture, which includes the Cathedral of St. Cecilia and the impressive Palais de la Berbie--one of Europe's largest brick structures. The extensive historical center has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 2010. Visitors to Albi can experience its rich cultural history while exploring its charming streets and medieval architecture.

A top attraction in Albi is the 13th century Sainte-Cecile Cathedral, one of southern France's largest Gothic churches. Inside, visitors can marvel at intricate sculptures and an exquisite organ dating back to 1565 that still works today! Another must-see is the Palais de la Berbie museum which houses an impressive collection of art from renowned painters such as Rubens and Caravaggio. Finally, visitors should not miss out on visiting Toulouse-Lautrec Museum which showcases works from this world famous 19th Century French painter who was born in Albi.