Historic site and monument

La Cité épiscopale, Patrimoine Mondial UNESCO

Listed as a World Heritage Site (UNESCO) since July 31, 2010, "Albi the Episcopal City" ranks among the 911 high places of natural and cultural heritage of Humanity.
If we talk about it so much, it's partly because of the red brick. This brick which was used in the Middle Ages to build an urban complex, which has now become an example but also the only legacy in Europe of this architectural model.

There is nothing so wonderful as plunging on foot into the historic districts that surround the two giants: Castelviel, Castelnau, Bourg St Salvi and the Combes and banks of the Tarn. A real labyrinth where we take pleasure in strolling and being curious.

Your choice of visit with a tour guide or via heritage circuits. Find out more at the Tourist Office.

Inscribed on the World Heritage List (UNESCO)
Since July 31, 2010, Albi, the Episcopal City, has been ranked among the 911 high places of the natural and cultural heritage of Humanity.
The perimeter of the Episcopal City of Albi extends over 19,47 ha
– Sainte-Cécile Cathedral
– the Berbie Palace which houses the Toulouse-Lautrec museum
– the Saint-Salvi church and its cloister
– the Old Bridge
– the banks of the Tarn between the Pont-vieux and the railway bridge

There are no less than four districts of medieval origin that deserve to be discovered
– Castelviel
– Castelnau
– Saint-Salvi town
– Combes and banks of the Tarn


  • Historical patrimony
  • Religious Heritage
  • Palace
  • Medieval city
  • Historic District
  • Cathedral
  • Cloister
  • Collegiate
  • Organ
  • Mansion

Location details

  • Downtown
  • In the city


Average duration of the individual visit: 120 min.
Average duration of the group visit: 120 min.


Suitable for: Special family with children

Language(s) of the visit

German, English, Spanish, Italian, Japanese

Audio guide language(s)

English Spanish

Individual visit services

  • Guided individual tours on request

Group visit services

  • Guided group tours on request


Opening hours from January 01 to December 31, 2024


€13; €12 (C2A residents and students) – entry to the cathedral choir included; €8 (Albi Pass holders, children aged 8 to 14 and job seekers). Free for children under 8.

Payment methods

  • Bank / credit card
  • Classic Holiday Vouchers
  • Cash

Adapted tourism

Adapted service: Site, fully accessible building


Place Sainte-Cécile
81000 Albi
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