Albi is at the heart of the Occitanie region in the South West of France. The city is located in a central position that makes it a great starting point to explore the Pyrenees-Mediterranean region. Carcassonne, Lourdes, Toulouse, Millau, Montpellier and Perpignan are all within a radius of less than 3 hours drive.
- 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 départements.
- 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 Gard ;
- the Canal du Midi, since 1996, in the Aude, Haute-Garonne, Hérault and Tarn French departments ;
- Pyrenees 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 of 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 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