The Albi tourist office certified Tourism and Disability - 2024

Albi is a destination that arouses everyone’s admiration! From its impressive cathedral to its fascinating Toulouse-Lautrec museum, via the picturesque streets of the historic center, the Episcopal City of Albi will certainly be one of your travel favorites! Whether you are traveling alone or accompanied, discovering this jewel of the Tarn is entirely accessible to people with reduced mobility (PRM). Here are some visiting tips written especially for you. 

Albi Tourist Office, information, ticketing, shop - Digital and immersive communication
Albi Tourism

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Ideal starting point: the Tourist Office of course!

Located in the very heart of the historic center, at the foot of the cathedral and a stone's throw from the Toulouse-Lautrec museum, the Tourist Office is fully accessible and recently obtained the Tourism and Handicap label. Our team will be happy to give you valuable visiting advice to ensure you have a pleasant stay. 

6 good reasons to come and meet us

Albi the Toulouse-Lautrec museum, entrance through the main courtyard of the Palais de la Berbie
Albi Tourism

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Visit the Toulouse-Lautrec museum

To get to the museum, via a level entrance: cross Place Sainte-Cécile to the entrance porch of the Palais de la Berbie, on the Place de l'Archevêché side. In summer, you also have the opportunity to discover the Toulouse-Lautrec museum during an exciting guided tour organized in the afternoons.
Reduced rate for a person with a disability and their companion. 

The Toulouse-Lautrec Museum

Welcome to Albi, the red city!

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Obligatory stop at the Jardin du Palais de la Berbie 

Leaving the Toulouse-Lautrec museum, enjoy the magnificent French garden at the back of the Palais de la Berbie. Admire the superb view of the Tarn river and the right bank of the city from the gardens belvedere. 

The Palace Gardens

Albi Foie Gras, local know-how
Albi Foie Gras

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Gourmet lunch, does that tempt you?

Lunch time is approaching... selection of our favorite restaurants, accessible to people with reduced mobility or  communicating in sign language. Our selection a little later in the article.

Also taste Tarn products by going to buy local products at the covered market from Tuesday to Sunday from 07:30 a.m. to 13 p.m. The covered market is accessible to people in wheelchairs from the rue des catherinettes entrance. You can also do your shopping at the Place Sainte-Cécile farmers' market on Saturday mornings. 

Markets

Albi discovery by tourist train, departure place de la Cathédrale
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1,2,3 go! aboard the little train

The little tourist train circuit allows you to discover Albi without getting tired. Let yourself be carried away by the 40-minute guided walk and enjoy a superb panorama of the entire city! The departure takes place from Place Sainte-Cécile several times a day. You can buy your tickets directly at the little train or at the tourist office. Check departure times here. A removable ramp allows people in wheelchairs to board the little train. Reduced rate for a person with a disability.

By tourist train

Albi - Renaissance paintings and painting of the Last Judgment in Albi Cathedral
Albi Tourism

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Sainte-Cécile Cathedral: unforgettable visit

Visit the emblematic monument of Albi: the majestic Sainte-Cécile cathedral. The nave with the large choir is accessible to people in wheelchairs. We recommend a 1-hour visit to this monument. To enter the cathedral if you are in a wheelchair you will have to go through the north entrance of the monument (Place Monseigneur Mignot). (Free entry to the large choir for a person with a disability and their companion). Little extra: a brand new chapel designed for people with visual disabilities. 

 

Sainte-Cécile Cathedral

Organ concert at Albi Cathedral | Frédéric Deschamps (July 14, 2021)
Frédéric Deschamps

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An event not to be missed: the unforgettable organ concerts

Every Sunday, at the end of mass in the morning but also during spring and summer concerts and during the festivals of Sainte-Cécile, take the time to listen to the organ of the cathedral. An unforgettable musical emotion. You will be amazed at the power of the instrument! 

Albi Place Saint-Salvi by Natalia Loubet-Shilovskikh
Natalia Loubet-Shilovskikh

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A tour of the historic center

If you are in a wheelchair, rest assured, even if the streets are lightly paved, you can discover a large part of the historic center and the commercial part of the city. Discover the medieval neighborhoods around the cathedral, typical and beautifully preserved. Also book a dramatized visit with Mme de Lapérouse for a unique experience immersed in the history of the city.  special reduced rate for people with disabilities 

Albi's heritage accessible to the blind and visually impaired

Albi -
Albi Tourism

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There is something for every taste !

Local flavors, why not take a moment to discover Gaillac wine and improve your knowledge of oenology? Cécile and Henri moments will help you discover the secrets of wine aromas and experiment with wine and cheese pairings! The oenological workshops of Anne and Bacchus next to the Albi covered market, or those organized at the Maison Labastide (16 minutes from Albi) or at the Maison des Vins de Gaillac (20 minutes from Albi) are totally accessible. Discover the full program here! 

The “Moments of Cécile and Henri”

Albi, calendar of outings and holiday events
From laure to bar

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In the evening, enjoy accessible shows and concerts.

If you come in summer, you will appreciate the friendly atmosphere of the Albigensian evenings during the free concerts of “Places for Artists”. Listen to music in the different squares of the city center! Also take advantage of the Nocturnes Gourmandes with a producer's market and a few large tables set up to enjoy the concert while tasting the flavors of the area. If you are staying in Albi at the beginning of July, don't miss the Pause Guitare Festival (with a space adapted for PRM) and at the beginning of September the Jazz au Palais festival, also accessible to PRM. 

In other seasons, you can enjoy another cultural outing with shows organized by the Scène Nationale at the Grand Théâtre or at the Théâtre des Lices, both accessible. You can also opt for a trip to our CGR cinemas in the city center or our Arthouse cinema. 

To go out tonight !

To extend your Albigensian adventure 

  • Rochegude Park: the green oasis of Albi! For a quiet stroll in the shade of majestic trees, don’t miss a visit to Rochegude Park. Created in the 18th century, this jewel of greenery is classified as a Remarkable Garden. The site is partially wheelchair accessible and also has adapted public toilets. In the park you will also find the Hôtel Rochegude, an accessible and free exhibition space. 
  • Want to gain height? You can also let yourself be tempted by a hot air balloon trip! Atmosph’air offers hot air balloon baptisms to discover the Albigensian and Tarn landscape. An adapted basket allows people with reduced mobility to take an unforgettable hot air balloon trip. A superb experience to live or to offer. 
  • A trip in a 2CV – Explore Albi and the surrounding area aboard “Griotte”, the 2CV of Marc, tour guide! This history enthusiast will give you an unforgettable moment by guiding you through Albi and the surrounding villages with all the retro charm of the legendary 2CV. The 2CV is accessible for a person in a wheelchair. 
  • A visit to the Mining Museum!  20 minutes from Albi, located in the heart of the Carmaux-Albi mining basin, in Cagnac-les-Mines, the mining museum recently opened its doors after a period of two years of work. You can access free galleries.
The Albi Tourist Office Shop
Albi Tourism

The Tourist Office Shop

Finally, if you wish to purchase souvenirs and local products, the tourist office shop is accessible and allows you to leave with a little piece of Albigensian and Tarn know-how! For wine lovers, you will also find herei a wide selection of Gaillac wines (the Gaillac vineyard extends over a large area and part of it is located about ten minutes from the town of Albi). 

Our good deals for getting around Albi if you have reduced mobility 

  • Free downtown shuttle 
  • Libea city bus 
  • Travel with Tarn Aveyron Taxi 
  • TAD (on-demand transport service) to travel throughout the city. Reservation possible up to 15 minutes before departure 05 63 76 06 16 (Monday to Saturday from 08:30 a.m. to 18:30 p.m.). 

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