From the districts of Vieil Alby which wrap around the Cathedral, the discovery continues down to the banks of the Tarn, this river which separates the city into 2 banks. The old mills, the Pont Vieux and beyond… the district at the end of the bridge is now the Madeleine district. From this bank of the Tarn, the panoramic view which opens onto the Episcopal City and the rooftops of Vieil Alby is breathtaking.


The episcopal group

The episcopal group

Two brick giants, the heart of the historic center, surround the Place Sainte-Cécile.
Let Cathedral on his left, along Berbie Palace by taking the Place de l'Archevêché to reach the old bridge by the quai choiseul.



The Right Fork

From 14 €  / menu

The Inside

From 28 €  / menu

photo spot

Photo spot on the episcopal city from the Rue Porta belvedere

Passing the Pont-vieux, we recommend that you lean over to observe the catfish broom at the foot of the bridge piers

History page

Albi becomes in the Middle Ages an essential crossing point of trade routes and it is thanks to the construction in 1040 of what is now called "Old Bridge", that this new district is born.

Historic site and monument

Dive into the history of the Pont-vieux d'Albi


Cap del Pont

Le suburb of Cap del Pont will accommodate plants needing space and using the force of eau : mills, brickyards, tanneries, dyeworks. Moreover, you can still see these superb brick buildings on the banks of the river. There were also craftsmen: weaver, draper, tailor, master saddler, cooper, innkeeper, etc.

For the record

For the anecdote, the Hostellerie de la Vache Rouge hosted Christophe Moucherel who stayed in Albi during the installation of the Grand Orgue in the Sainte-Cécile cathedral.


During the walk in the Madeleine district, we recommend some good addresses for your visits, for a gourmet break or for accommodation.

Albi The Lapérouse museum, Albigensian nugget, a reference museum to know the adventures and missions of this ship captain

restaurant ideas



From 25 €  / menu

The Holy Burger

Accommodation addresses

Hotel restaurant

Hotel Mercure Albi

Book online From 80 €  / Night
Bed and Breakfast

Julia's House – Pascale Legros

From 85 €  / Night
Bed and Breakfast

The Other Shores – Isabelle Martial

Book online From 120 €  / Night
Bed and Breakfast

The garden level – Anne Rey

Book online From 108 €  / Night

Meeting with… The Porta 5

MEETING WITH… Muriel BERMOND for her furnished tourist accommodation: Le Porta 5 Muriel welcomes you to charming accommodation, a quiet space, dedicated to rest in the heart of the old town of Albi. Each Porta 5 apartment is decorated according to a specific theme! The furniture arrangement is in a modern and cozy atmosphere.…


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