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Excursion Albi Cathédrale Sainte Cécile and Cordes Sur Ciel

1. Excursion Albi Cathédrale Sainte Cécile and Cordes Sur Ciel

Set out from Toulouse to discover Albi, the Sainte Cécile Cathedral, and the Toulouse Lautrec Museum or the medieval city of Cordes sur Ciel with round trip bus transportation. In Albi you can admire the many architectural gems, including the Sainte Cécile Cathedral. Visit the Toulouse Lautrec Museum, located in the Palace of Bishops. Near to Albi, you can also explore the enchanting city of Cordes-sur-Ciel. Its Gothic architecture holds the secrets to many legends. During your free time here, you can stroll through the cobbled streets of the city. Return transport is included in the tour package, but once in the cities you will be free to explore at your own pace without a guide. The tour departs Toulouse at 9:30am and returns back around 6:30pm.

Albi: Private Guided Walking Tour

2. Albi: Private Guided Walking Tour

Explore France’s so-called Red City with the help of a local guide on this private walking excursion through Albi. You’ll learn about its medieval history while marveling at architectural feats such as the Berbie Palace and Sainte-Cécile Cathedral.  Start your tour at the Place Sainte-Cécile, and learn about the history of the breathtaking Cathedral of Sainte-Cécile, around which the whole town was constructed in medieval times.  Then, discover the Palais de la Berbie (Berbie Palace), one of the oldest castles in France. With a history dating back to the 13th century, the palatial complex tells a rich history of Albi’s royal past, and is now the site of the Toulouse-Lautrec museum. From the vantage point of Albi’s famous Pont Vieux (Old Bridge), you’ll have an unbeatable panorama of one of the most beautiful towns in Southern France, and unobstructed views of the surrounding River Tarn. Along the way on your tour you’ll be guided through Albi’s key sites and most picturesque streets, admiring the charming cobbled walkways and embellished houses. Your guide will provide you with a local’s knowledge of the area and teach you about the history of the town dating back to the Bronze Ages.

Albi: Guided City Food Tour with Food Tastings and Drinks

3. Albi: Guided City Food Tour with Food Tastings and Drinks

Petit-déjeuner - Start the day by enjoying a typical french breakfast like « café croissant » to take-away from a local and traditional bakery, while exploring an ancient area of the city Apéritif at a local delicatessen store - Time to try something savoury with local toasts and beverage at a lovely delicatessen/candy/local food store Wine and Cheese - Let’s continue our foodventure inside the local market, a unique 19°c architecture. We’ll enjoy a wine tasting to go along with some french cheese, oui oui ! Le Plat - Now this is the time to sit down and enjoy a typical southwestern french dish in the historical area of Albi! You’ll taste the delicious Aligot and saucisse , a typical mash potatoe dish from the north of our region Occitanie. made with fresh cow cheese called Cantal. It is served to go along with a local pork sausage Sweet tooth - to finish with a bit of sweetness, like we usually do in France, let’s move toward our last stop for a nice little sweet treat from a local artisan !

From Toulouse: Private Carcassonne and Albi Sightseeing Tour

4. From Toulouse: Private Carcassonne and Albi Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the best of the Carcassonne region. After getting picked up from your hotel in Toulouse, enjoy a scenic 45-minute drive to the medieval fortified city of Carcassone. Here, stroll around the city's cobblestone streets and centuries-old buildings. Learn more about its history, and how the city was once a stronghold of the Cathars. You will have 2 hours of free time in Carcassonne, during which you can visit the museum where you will be transported to an era of Crusaders, Pilgrims, and Templar knights. Afterward, continue to Lastours. Here, enjoy a walk to the Belvedere Montfermier, where you can admire panoramic views of the surrounding area and its many castles. Finish your tour in Albi, aka the Red City. Here, pay a visit to the imposing Saint-Cécile Cathedral and the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum, where you can admire works by local painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. At the end of your tour, get dropped off back at your hotel in Toulouse.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 43 reviews

Excellent excursion. It was fulfilled in a timely manner with what was offered. Very friendly office staff and bus driver. Only warning: in Cordes-sur-Ciel have good athletic condition or opt for the tourist train. The ascent is hard. It's also worth it. Not to be missed if you are in Toulouse

Beautiful coach tour. We visit the city of Albi with its splendid cathedral and the Toulouse-Lautrec museum and the medieval city of Cordes-sur-ciel. The timing was right and the coach was comfortable. The really affordable price

Exactly as advertised. Pickup, drop off was very easy.. both sites are very nice for a short day trip from Toulouse.

Loved both cities and options provided for you. Definitely worth taking a day trip for.

Great way to get out of the city and see local surroundings.