At the heart of Occitanie

Albi is at the heart of the Occitanie region in the South West of France. The city is centrally located which makes it a great starting point to explore the Mediterranean-Pyrenees region.
Carcassonne, Lourdes, Toulouse, Millau, Montpellier and Perpignan are cities all within a radius of less than a 3 hour drive.


A  trip around Occitanie provides you with fabulous encounters, making 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.

Enrich your experiences, visit Occitanie, visit Albi! 


  • Albi is a major destination
  • Albi is in a strategic point 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 as Memories of the World.
  • Albi is at the centre of 8 UNESCO sites:
    - 1985... The Pont du Gard, in the Gard.
    - 1996... The Canal du Midi, in the Aude, Haute-Garonne, Hérault and Tarn French departments.
    - 1997... Pyrenées Mont Perdu, which includes the Gavarnie cirque and the town of Gèdre (1999) in the 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.
    - 1997... The Cité de Carcassonne, in Aude.
    - 1998... The Santiago de Compostela route in France.
    - 2008... Mont-Louis, in the Pyrénées-Orientales, within the classified group of Vauban fortifications.
    - 2011... The Causses and Cévennes, cultural landscape of Mediterranean agro-pastoralism, since 2011 in 4 French departments: Aveyron, Gard, Hérault and Lozère.
    - 2010... The Episcopal City of Albi, in the Tarn.
  • Albi has appeal beyond its 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.

Decouvrir-Albi-centre-Occitanie-Albi-Tourisme.jpg, par Fabienne

You can download the map of Occitanie with all the sites to visit by clicking here : Tourist Map of Occitanie