Carcassonne, Lourdes, Toulouse, Millau, Montpellier and Perpignan are cities all within a radius of less than 3 hours drive.
THE JOURNEY THROUGH OCCTIANIE PASSES THROUGH ALBI
"The trip to Occitanie" gives meaning to your holiday, feeds you fabulous encounters, makes you discover many other things: heritage, nature, museums, local specialites... It reveals its wealth between sea and mountain, according to its "40 Grands Sites Occitanie Sud de France" among the 8 UNESCO sites.
Travelling through Occitanie is an art of living. "At home" in Occitanie, we feel good, in a quality enviroment, open to adventures to share between friends and family. It's an inspiring territory, within reach of your home.
Enrich your experiences, visit the Occitanie, visit Albi!
- Albi is a major destination.
- Albi is in a strategic spot in the centre of the 4th largest tourist region in France, which covers an area greater than Ireland and includes 13 departements.
- Albi is registered twice as a World Heritage site. UNESCO has distinguished Albi twice and classified the Episcopal City in 2010 as Heritage of Humanity and the Mappa Mundi in 2015 to the Memories of the World.
- Albi is at the centre of 8 UNESCO sites:
- The Pont du Gard, since 1985, in the Gard.
- The Canal du Midi, since 1996, in the Aude, Haute-Garonne, Hérault and Tarn French departments.
- Pyrenées Mont Perdu, since 1997, which includes the Gavarnie cirque and the town of Gèdre (since 1999) in Hautes-Pyrénées on the French side. This classification is shared with Spain, the Autonomous Community of Aragon, the Province of Huesca and the Municipalities of Torla, Fanlo, Tella-Sin, Puertolas, Bielsa, and Broto.
- The Cité de Carcassonne, since 1997, in Aude.
- The Santiago de Compostela route in France, since 1998.
- Mont-Louis, since 2008, in the Pyrénées-Orientales, within the classified group of Vauban fortifications.
- The Causses and Cévennes, cultural landscape of Mediterranean agro-pastoralism, since 2011 in 4 French departments: Aveyron, Gard, Hérault and Lozère.
- The Episcopal City of Albi, since 2010, in the Tarn.
- Albi appeals beyond national borders with the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum.
The museum houses the most important collection in the world of the artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, a native of Albi. Paintings, prints, drawings, preparatory studies and posters provide a complete and documented approach to the artist and illustrate each side of his multifaceted and innovative talent in an exemplary fashion .
You can download the map of Occitanie with all the sites to visit by clicking here : Touristic Map of Occitanie