THE BERBIE PALACE
The episcopal fortress has been converted over the centuries into a residence fit for princes. The former arms' store became a pleasure garden, under orders from the first Archbishop of Albi, Hyacinthe Serroni, following a classic French style design. The curtains, a former walkway, were modified and transformed into a shaded walk. The panoramic view opens on to the banks of the river Tarn, the Pont Vieux, the old windmills and the Madeleine district on the oppoiste bank.
THE PALACE GARDENS
The gardens of the Berbie Palace are classic: boxwood arabesques on a bed of white gravel, simply accompanied in summer by a quality floral display. One of the City’s gardeners works there and is responsible for its organic maintenance (chemical treatment is prohibited), its pruning and the summer planting.
The gardens are classified as a "Remarkable Garden".
BELVEDERE (BEAUTIFUL VIEW) OF THE GARDENS AND THE TARN
The panoramic terrace is very easy to reach and affords both a view of the whole garden and the Madeleine district on the right bank of the Tarn, named after its 19th century church. Behind you, a view of the Cathedral gives the impression of total power, its walls rising 40m in height and its bell tower, 78m. Breathtaking!!
The Palace gardens are open:
- October - March: 8:00am - 6:00pm.
- April - September: 8:00am - 7:00pm.