In Albi, brick sets the mood: a pink town where the light plays the role of an illusionist painter: a thousand shades pass through all day long, a thousand shades of pink, to dress History… 

The History of a cathedral city that was inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage list in 2010. The architectural ensemble is remarkable. It is dominated by two medieval « fortresses », erected in defence of the Christian faith in the land of the Cathar heresy, as if to affirm the all-powerful nature of the Roman Church after the Albigensian Crusade…

 St Cecilia’s Gothic Cathedral is the biggest ever to have been built with bricks. Its austere and imposing exterior gives way to richly ornamented frescoes inside. Dear visitor, you are in for a big surprise…

The Berbie Palace is the Bishop’s Houe built in the form of a keep on the terraces of the Tarn as a symbol of the bishop’s spiritual and temporal power. Today it houses the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum and contains the biggest public collection of the painter’s works…

St Salvi’s Collegiate Church comprises a cloister and its church where stone and brick, Romanesque and Gothic, come together. Whether you set out to visit it or stumble upon it by chance as you wander through the little streets of the old city, it will come as a reward…

The Pont-Vieux (Old Bridge), built in 1040, the oldest in France, the half-timbered dwellings of the old medieval Alby, as well as the Renaissance façades of the private mansions, are all made of bricks.

Plus so many other discoveries await the curious visitor: La Maison du Vieil Alby, the Lapérouse Museum, the Fashion Museum, or simply strolling along the banks of the Tarn to enjoy the easy-going lifestyle of this southern belle…

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