THE COLLECTION OF TOP TOURIST SITES
The Top Tourist Sites in Occitanie are a unique collection in France. Unbeleivably beautiful and unfortgettable villages, cities and natural sites to which one is happy to return. Toulouse, Rocamadour, Conques or the Gavarnie cirque are magical places to stay for the day or longer. Occitanie has 40 Top Sites which simply should not be missed because they reveal the region’s history and beauty.
Albi, Vallée du Tarn: "Grand Site Occitanie Sud de France"
Albi is part of a collection of a touristic development through the Great Sites of Occitania, widening its area of influence upstream, towards Ambialet and the Tarn Valley. The Tarn, majestic river, crosses several departments from the Lozère to the Tarn-et-Garonne by offering visitors beautiful landscapes. In the continuity of the Gorges du Tarn and Raspes, the Vallée du Tarn, from Millau to Albi, calls for well-being, healing and the discovery of nature.
Next the urban charm of Albi, the beauty of the landscapes following the river Tarn: hiking, equestrian, carriage ride, ride with donkeys, bike (bike route Trébas – Lescure d'Albigeois), canoe, paddle, fishing, swimming, tasting of local products.
ALBI TRAVEL JOURNAL
Through a lively, sincere and aesthetic narrative, the Top Tourist Sites of Occitanie unveil their heritage and their thousands of hidden treasures. Great History and anecdotes, on or off the beaten track, the wonders and the newnesses of the journey are all here for you.
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Located in the department of Tarn, Albi is one of the major destinations of Occitanie, 4th tourist region of France. The Episcopal City of Albi is at the central position in a prestigious circuit of 8 UNESCO sites and is part of a collection of 40 Great Sites in Occitania.
Its central location is ideal for visiting Carcassonne, Toulouse, Millau, Perpignan and Montpellier (from 1 to 3 hours by car from Albi)
- At the sources of the Canal du Midi
- Cordes-sur-Ciel and medieval cities
- Bastides and Gorges de l'Aveyron
- Carcassonne and the cathare citadels
Discover the whole collection : www.grands-sites-occitanie.fr
ALBI, THE EPISCOPAL CITY, CLASSIFIED AS A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
Classified as a Unesco World Heritage Site in July 2010, the Episcopal City has kept its historical identity with the Pont vieux, the fortifications along the Tarn river, the Berbie Palace and the powerful Sainte-Cécile Cathedral with its gigantic brick edifice which rises above the river Tarn.