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Albi

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Albi is a commune in southern France. It is the prefecture of the Tarn department, on the River Tarn, 85 km northeast of Toulouse. Its inhabitants are called Albigensians (Albigeois, Albigeoise, albigés -esa). It is the seat of the Archbishop of Albi. The episcopal city, around the Cathedral Sainte-Cécile, was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 2010.AdministrationAlbi is the seat of 4 cantons, covering 16 communes, with a total population of 71,281.HistoryThe first human settlement in Albi was in the Bronze Age (3000-600 BC). After the Roman conquest of Gaul in 51 BC, the town became Civitas Albigensium, the territory of the Albigeois, Albiga. Archaeological digs have not revealed any traces of Roman buildings, which seems to indicate that Albi was a modest Roman settlement.In 1040, Albi expanded and constructed the Pont Vieux (Old Bridge). New quarters were built, indicative of considerable urban growth. The city grew rich at this time, thanks to trade and commercial exchanges, and also to the tolls charged to travelers for using the Pont Vieux.
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World heritage site
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
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Duration: 1 hour
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Art Museum
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
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Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Garden
Les Jardins de la Berbie
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Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Albi

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Bridge
Pont Valentre Cahors
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Terre Liquide Mons
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Musee Soulages Rodez Rodez
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Theme Park
S Room Agency Montauban
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Albi

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Spa
Spas
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Architectural Building
Palais de la Berbie
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Academie des Miniatures et des petits gouters
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
Park Rochegude
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Albi

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Farmers Market
The Market Hall
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Duration: 30 minutes
Gift & Specialty Shop
Galerie Nadine Granier
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Les Poteries d'Albi
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Librairie des Enfants
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Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Albi

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Specialty Museum
Musee de la Mode
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Specialty Museum
Musee Laperouse
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Centre d'art Le LAIT
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Duration: 1 hour

Parks in Albi

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Garden
Le Jardin National
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Duration: 1h 30 min

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