- 1 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 3
Description from the owner
Enjoy renting this contemporary designed apartment, tastefully integrated within an 17th century property, once owned by the Toulouse Lautrec family, with large rose garden terrace, at the center of Albi - with its magnificent Toulouse Lautrec Exhibition center, and the glorious fortified cathedral.
The apartment, is in an 17th century building in one of the quiet streets of Albi, a short walk to the Toulouse Lautrec Museum, Sainte-Cecile Cathedral, and the many shops, restaurants, and cafés of this charming red brick town. There is plenty of parking on and off street nearby (as well as secure underground parking - where you can park a...Read more
Albi Holiday rental - Apartment in Historic Centre
Albi, Midi-Pyrenees, France
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
Albi is 35 minutes drive from Toulouse, impressively situated on the River Tarn, amongst rolling hills, gorges, vineyards, farmland and woods. The lively town has events all year round, in addition to its famous sights.
The red bricked town is crowned by 2 churches - Sainte-Cecile Cathedral, a 13th century fortress church, a masterpiece of Southern Gothic architecture, with 78 metre bell tower, huge 15C medieval painting of the Last Judgment (originally 200 metres wide), and a highly ornate rood screen; and St Salvi's Collegiate Church with quiet cloister.
The neighbouring Archbishops Palace "Palais de la Berbie" with stern red walls, and decorative garden, overlooking the river Tarn, now houses the Toulouse-Lautrec museum, with over 2000 of his paintings. Toulouse-Lautrec was born in Albi, at his family's mansion at Hotel du Bosc, close by.
Albi - has events year round, from a large carnival in February, nearby car racing in March, and May; a huge flea market in June; numerous theatre and music festivals through July, and August; a book fair in October, film festival and art salon in November, and Christmas concerts and fair in December
The surrounding area of Albi, is glorious walking country full of interesting villages and sights to visit.
3 kms away is Lescure, an ancient fortified village with beautiful Norman church. Near too, is Gaillac, with its famous wines, Abbey church, and the 15c Chateau of Mauriac. Closer to Toulouse, is the village of Lisle-sur-Tarn, - a pretty medieval bastide village, with arcaded walkways, central square, and ancient houses; for those with a sweet tooth - there is also a chocolate museum.
Visit too, Monestiés, medieval village, with lovely gothic church; Réalmont, with plaza with covered walkway, and circular farm; Graulhet, with leather exhibitions; Cordes-sur-Ciel - proclaimed one of the most beautiful villages in France, with gothic sculpted facades, art galleries, shops, and a stunning hilltop; and Bruniquel, a breathtaking castle above the Aveyron river.
Scenes from Touchstone Pictures "The Hundred Foot journey" 2014 (Helen Mirren, Om Puri) was shot nearby.
For those seeking cosmopolitan excitement Toulouse is only 35 minutes, with exceptional art galleries, its Saint Sernin basilica, the broad Place du Capitole, restaurants, theater, night life - you can even visit where the Airbus is built!
The Albi railway station is 5 minutes walk with TGV connections (via Toulouse). International airports: Toulouse (35 mins), Carcassonne (2 hours), Castres/Mazamet (60 mins).
More About This Location
Tennis courts nearby, Golf course within 30 minute drive
Nearest shops, 0.01 miles
Nearest airport: Toulouse, 55 miles
Nearest train station: Albi, 0.6 miles
Car is not necessary
Last updated on August 18, 2014
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- Central heating
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
- Housekeeping Optional
- Hair dryer
- Towels Provided
- Short breaks allowed (1-4 days)
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Stove or Oven
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Balcony or terrace
- 4 Dining chairs
- 4 Lounge chairs
- Pet friendly - ask
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 90 square meters