Rent this fabulous family style Albi apartment, fully furnished,
in an 18th century building, once part of the family home of Toulouse
Chez Albi, is a short walk from the Toulouse Lautrec
Museum and Albi Cathedral,
DETAILS OF ACCOMMODATION
The apartment, is 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.
One enters via a large exterior street entrance with secure door that opens onto a beautifully renovated central stairway, and hallway, dating back 400 years.
The large apartment, on the third floor, which is for your sole use, is home to a musical and artistic family, when you are not renting.
Front door with corridor
Entry is into a long corridor, where the sun light plays its warm colors on paintings, and plants, furniture. Off the corridor are a number of rooms, including family rooms that are closed off.
Your have access to a suite of rooms that includes 2 double bedrooms, one with ensuite bathroom with shower and washbasin. There is also a bathroom in the corridor, with washbasin, and bath with shower attachment. There is a seperate WC., a large living room and dining room, and a kitchen. There is a garden accessible on the ground floor.
The 2 double bedrooms both have views of Albi Cathedral, as well as the streets of the Medieval buildings of the neighbourhood.
There is a large dining room with adjoining living room. This room is especially pleasant when the sun light streams through the trees, making it a warm room, to dine a good meal, around a table that seats 6, or relax listening to a cd radio player, or TV in the comfortable living room, with sofas, armchairs, and day bed.
Access to the garden, is from the basement of the building. There is a table in the garden, so if you want you could dine or enjoy a bottle of wine outside.
Living room with day bed
View from bedroom window
Going Nuts for Albi!
Rocking chair in sitting room
Garden with table for a glass of wine or two.
Green plants dance in sunlight
Walk to Le Papillon Restaurant
Location of Albi rental
Sainte-Cecile Cathedral, Albi
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.
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).
CHEZ ALBI, ALBI HOLIDAY RENTAL SLEEPS 2 - 4 GARDEN INTERNET
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Chez Albi - South France Albi Holiday Rental
Sleeps 2-4. Garden. Internet. Toulouse Lautrec lived here. Walk to Albi Cathedral and his museum.
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