A day in Albi and Cordes-sur-Ciel
Albi is a whole city center that has been listed at UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2010 !
Located only 1 hour from Toulouse, the Episcopal City of Albi is one of the 802 cultural properties in the world listed at UNESCO.
It is possible to walk along the magnificent banks of the Tarn, to visit the Pont-Vieux, the Berbie Palace and the famous Sainte-Cécile cathedral.
The Cathedral of St. Cecilia is the largest brick cathedral in the world due to its exceptional dimensions, 113 m long x 35 m wide and its 78 m high bell tower.
Its southern Gothic style shows proudly a fortified castle look and it offers an impressive collection of painting, sculptures and statues.
It is also under the organ that you will be able to appreciate the oldest representation of the Last Judgment of the 15th century.
You can read in Cordes-sur-Ciel as in an open book and wander around its city as if you are in an open-air museum.
Created in 1222 by the Count of Toulouse, Cordes fascinates all those who take the time to stroll through its magnificent cobbled alley and stone buildings.
In addition to having the privilege of being listed as one of the Great Sites of Midi-Pyrénées, and having a remarkable architectural heritage, it is also one of Europe’s leading heritage sites.
It is said that a long time ago, the creation of the city was presided over by the stars and its location decided by fate. Its authentic living environment has been able to retain and inspire many craftsmen and artists. Throughout your walk, do not hesitate to cross the thresholds and let your imagination run wild over the centuries and bring history back to life.