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Albi, France: a cultural city guide

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Albi - France
Albi is a commune in southern France. It is the prefecture of the Tarn department.

Albi - France
It is located on the River Tarn, c. 85 km northeast of Toulouse. Its inhabitants are called Albigensians

Albi - France
Albi the Episcopal city, classified as World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in July 2010.

Albi - France
The town was at the heart of the so-called Albigensian heresy of the 12th and 13th centuries and the bloody crusade that crushed it.
Albi - France
Almost all of central Albi, including the cathedral, is built from bricks of reddish clay, dug from the River Tarn that meanders through the town.



Albi - France
Dubbed the "red city", Albi is an attractive medieval city and the birthplace of painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Albi - France
Albi's main sighst are its cathedral, a masterpiece of the Southern Gothic style, and the 13th-century Bishops' Palace, one of the oldest and best-preserved castles in France.

Albi - France
The old city of Albi, with its narrow streets and historic buildings, is clustered round the cathedral.

Albi - France
It is famous for its art scene, centered on the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum, and its spectacular Gothic skyline, best enjoyed as the medieval red sandstone cathedral glows in the setting sun.

Albi - France

Albi - France

Albi - France

Sainte-Cecile Cathedral



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