Park and garden

Les Jardins du Palais de la Berbie

Adjoining the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum, this magnificent XNUMXth century French garden, classified as a “remarkable garden” overlooks the Tarn offering a breathtaking view. The garden is located within the perimeter classified as World Heritage of Humanity (UNESCO).
The gardens of the Palais de la Berbie are characteristic of classical gardens: arabesques of boxwood cut on a bed of white gravel, simply accompanied in summer by quality flowers. These gardens occupy the place of the former garrison of the bishops and contribute to embellishing the site. They were commissioned by the first archbishop of Albi, Hyacinthe Serroni, following the plan of the French gardens. The old walkway has been transformed into a shaded walkway offering a panoramic view of the banks of the Tarn, the Pont-vieux, the old mills, the cathedral.
The Palais de la Berbie and its gardens are one of the most visited sites in the city.

Access is free, 8:15 a.m. to 18:30 p.m.
– panoramic terrace access
– walk on the old walkway overlooking the flower beds and decorative bushes. Accessing the compositions as closely as possible is prohibited.


  • Garden
  • Pleasure garden



Suitable for: Special family with children

Individual visit services

  • Unguided individual tours permanently

Group visit services

  • Guided group tours on request


Opening hours from January 01 to December 31, 2024
MondayOpen from 08:15 a.m. to 17:30 p.m.
TuesdayOpen from 08:15 a.m. to 17:30 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 08:15 a.m. to 17:30 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 08:15 a.m. to 17:30 p.m.
FridayOpen from 08:15 a.m. to 17:30 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 08:15 a.m. to 17:30 p.m.
SundayOpen from 08:15 a.m. to 17:30 p.m.

Exceptional Closure(s)

  • 01/01/2024





  • Pet Friendly

Home animals

Animals are accepted

Adapted tourism

Adapted service: Wheelchair accessible with assistance

Physical disability

The upper part of the gardens is accessible for people with reduced mobility, in wheelchairs and for parents with children in pushchairs via the porch of the Place de l'Archevêché/Quai Choiseul. The lower part with the promenade on the old ramparts is not accessible.

Visual impairment

– Adapted audio comments were produced by the Association of Guide Interpreters of Tarn (AGIT) and the town hall of Albi. The flyer with the QR Codes referring to the comments can be downloaded from our website and is available for self-service at the tourist office reception.

– A wrought iron explanatory plaque with braille relief is installed on the gardens belvedere

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Place Sainte-Cécile
Berbie Palace
81000 Albi
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