From June to October, depending on the weather, the best way to discover Albi from the Tarn river is to embark on the barge! Treat yourself to an original view of the Episcopal City by sliding on the water.

3 types of mini-cruises on the Tarn

Arthur and Michel are the captains of these boats, moored at the foot of the Palais de la Berbie on the banks of the Tarn. In a few minutes you go from the tumult of the city to the tranquility of the developed banks and the river. Landings, maneuvers, passages through locks, father and son are at the helm and engage with passion in the discovery of the Albigensian heritage but also Natural Heritage : Black kites, colorful bee-eaters, nesting in the cliffs bordering the Tarn, purple herons and gray herons. Carp, zander, perch, catfish also spin in the waters of the Tarn. Seats at the bow of the boat to be in the front row

Albi Cruise

With Albi Cruises,

Three refreshing walk formats on the Tarn are offered, at their own pace!
Everyone has their own formula: culture/pleasure/nature cruise

  • 30 mins, for the culture cruise, the shortest to contemplate the city, its bridges, its ramparts between 11 a.m. and 18 p.m.
  • 1h30, for the pleasure cruise or lunch cruise between 12:30 p.m. and 14 p.m. to combine nature and heritage
  • 2 hours, for the Nature cruise Aiguelèze/Albi, in the morning and Albi/Aiguelèze in the evening to admire the Tarn fauna and flora

Ticket and boarding

Boarding on the Banks of the Tarn, below the Palais de la Berbie and the Pont-Vieux. Access via Quai Choiseul – Purchase of tickets at the chalet on the banks.

Albi cruises is also boat rental

Le “Cozy boat” is a real floating lounge with 11 seats for rent with a pilot. Come and embark on the “Cosy boat” departing from the Port of Aiguelèze. Spacious and comfortable, this veritable floating lounge for rent with a pilot will allow you to safely share unforgettable moments with family or friends.
1h30 to plan a simple refreshing and exotic ride along the water, a small picnic on board (not included), an aperitif at the Gaillac wine and local products (not included in the service). Floating lounge, barges without a license, vintage boats all the nautical pleasures to have a good time on the water with family or friends are at the rendezvous of the port of Aiguelèze.

Pratical information

Opening hours from May 25 to September 30, 2024
Tuesday Open
Wednesday Open
Thursday Open
Friday Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open
Departures interrupted if weather and navigation conditions are unfavorable

Departures: 11:45 a.m. 14:00 p.m. 14:40 p.m. 15:20 p.m. 16:00 p.m. 16:40 p.m. 17:15 p.m.
Prices Min. Max.

7.5 € 8.5 €
5.5 € -

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