At the heart of Occitanie

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Albi is at the heart of the Occitanie region in the south west of France. It occupies a central position that makes it a great base 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 strategic spot at the centre of the 4th largest tourist region in France, a region which covers an area greater than Ireland and includes 13 départements.
  • Albi is twice listed as a World Heritage UNESCO has distinguished Albi twice and classified the Episcopal City, Heritage of Humanity in 2010 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 départements
    - 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 departments: Aveyron, Gard, Hérault and Lozère
    - The Episcopal City of Albi, since 2010, in the Tarn
  • Albi has international appeal 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 in an exemplary fashion each of the facets of his multifaceted and innovative talent.

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Touristic Map of Occitanie, read here or downloading