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Situated in the Midi-Pyrénées region, along the river Tarn, the city of Albi conceals an Episcopal City home to Sainte-Cécile cathedral, the biggest brick cathedral in the world, and the fortified Berbie Palace. With the red brick, the banks of the Tarn, the relaxed rhythm of life in the South West, the distant memory of the Cathars, or even that of the famous painter Toulouse-Lautrec. Albi is a magnificent city! Its Episcopal City is home to the Sainte-Cécile cathedral, the gem of the city, the Berbie Palace containing the Toulouse-Lautrec museum, the Saint-Salvi church and its cloister, the Pont Vieux (Old Bridge) and a section of the banks of the Tarn. The Episcopal City of Albi has been listed Unesco World Heritage since 2010.
Delightful small town in the Southwest of France. There are lots of shops and nice places to eat in the area.
A one-way fare to Albi on SNCF regional trains from Toulouse Matabiau costs 13€ on the TER service. Takes about 1h10mn to arrive. There are also trains to Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, and Paris.
You can explore the town on foot; quite small.