La Collégiale Saint-Salvi
Undoubtedly the oldest church in Albi (late XNUMXth century). It is located a few steps from the cathedral square and is marked by an architecture of bricks and white stones and by its watchtower which dominates the district.
A passage through the cloister is essential, you will suddenly be transported to a haven of peace in the very heart of the Albigensian animation. The cloister offers a corner of greenery and a garden of medicinal plants. Walk along the gallery, take the corridors and you will arrive at Place Saint-Salvi lined with its arcades.
Do not leave the place without immortalizing these typical shots of Old Alby.
Did you know ? A watchman was in place day and night to ensure the security of the city in the monastic tower, a brick turret called gachole (from gachar=watch).
Look up, you will see the coat of arms of the city of Albi and the coat of arms of Saint-Salvi.
The Saint-Salvi collegiate church is dedicated to the one who occupied the first episcopal see of the city between 474 and 584. It bears witness to numerous transformations thus presenting a composite architecture where Romanesque and Gothic, stone and bricks, are associated. It is positioned as one of the largest Romanesque churches in the Albigensian region.
All the houses that surround it were the residences of the canons.
Transformed into a fodder store during the Revolution, it was returned to worship at the beginning of the XNUMXth century.
- Religious Heritage
Individual visit services
- Unguided individual tours permanently
|Opening hours from January 01 to December 31, 2023|
|Monday||Open from 08 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14:30 p.m. to 17 p.m.|
|Tuesday||Open from 08 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14:30 p.m. to 17 p.m.|
|Wednesday||Open from 08 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14:30 p.m. to 17 p.m.|
|Thursday||Open from 08 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14:30 p.m. to 17 p.m.|
|Friday||Open from 08 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14:30 p.m. to 17 p.m.|
|SATURDAY||Open from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14:30 p.m. to 19 p.m.|
|Sunday||Open from 14 a.m. to 17 p.m.|
Activities on site
Pets are not accepted.