Do you know Albi well? We invite you to test your knowledge through 10 key notions about the city.
- 18 m500 of frescoes and decorations
font of Sainte-Cécile la largest painted cathedral in Europe. In southern Gothic style, it is also the largest brick religious building in the world! Its austere and defensive look is affirmed by its stunning dimensions. It reads like an illustrated Bible. Take the time to observe the colors, the geometric patterns and the trompe-l'oeil sometimes introducing a note of humor
Two centuries were necessary for the construction of the Sainte-Cécile cathedral in Albi
Date of construction of St. Salvi cloister. From the name of the first bishop of the city of Albi in the XNUMXth century. The church is one of the largest Romanesque churches in the Albigensian region. Nestled in the heart of the old town, a small haven of peace, it invites you to peace.
Birth of Albigensian navigator Jean-François Galaup, Count of Lapérouse. He led the largest maritime expedition around the world ever organized. He disappeared in 1788 on the island of Vanikoro. A museum is dedicated to him in Albi.
signs the birth in Albi of Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, major painter of the late 31th century. The museum, labeled Museum of France, presents an exceptional collection: early paintings, major portraits, lithographs, prints on the entertainment world, advertisements including the XNUMX world-famous posters and his late works.
La Episcopal city of Albi was recognized as one of the high places of world heritage by UNESCO, The former episcopal palace, of rare power, and the imposing cathedral, erected in the XNUMXth century, are the two key monuments, counting among the largest brick constructions cooked in the world. The brick creates this unique urban atmosphere, it is the architectural signature of the Episcopal City.
- Map of the world
Precious testimony to Humanity and one of the two oldest known representations of the world as it was perceived in the XNUMXth century. This unique medieval map in the world is inscribed in UNESCO's Memory of the World Register.
- 30 kms
La Tarn Valley travels about thirty kilometers between Trébas-les-Bains, at the gates of Aveyron and Albi. The Ambialet peninsula turns out to be a nice surprise in the heart of this valley, a real nugget of nature. A schist ridge nestles in the hollow of a meander of the Tarn for 3 km.
- Dominique Perrault
is the architect who signed the Cordeliers Grand Theater, inaugurated in 2014. This place is open to all and dedicated to live shows in all their diversity, to encounters, exchanges and discoveries.
- 151 meters
It is the length of Pont-Old which is one of the oldest bridges of medieval origin still in use. Crossing it gives access to one of the most beautiful panoramas on the Berbie Palace and Sainte-Cécile Cathedral.