Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Albi

Musée Toulouse-Lautrec

Lodged inside the Palais de la Berbie (built in the early Middle Ages for the town's archbishop), this wonderful museum offers an overview of Albi's most celebrated son. The museum owns more than 1000 original works…
Top Choice Church in Albi

Cathédrale Ste-Cécile

Resembling a castle more than a cathedral, this formidable edifice in orange brick rises above Vieil Albi like an apparition. Its defensive walls hark back to the many religious wars that scarred medieval Albi. Begu…
Top Choice Bistro in Albi


An intimate, colourful dining room sets the tone for this widely acclaimed bistro serving exquisite food. There's an emphasis on veal and chicken. Everything is made in-house with loving care.
Teahouse in Albi

Au Moulin à Café

This romantic teahouse in a late-19th-century building is part salon de thé and part gift shop selling fancy tea wares. Infusions are served in pretty china; syrups and sweets are arranged as if on an alchemist’s sh…
French in Albi

Le Lautrec

Tucked into the back lanes of Vieil Albi, this is the ideal spot to guzzle nourishing flavours of the Tarn region. Try smoky cassoulet or farçous (dumplings of pork, prunes and Armagnac) alongside platefuls of regio…
Bistro in Albi

La Table du Sommelier

It's in the name – this place is for wine lovers. Owner Daniel Pestre is an experienced sommelier, with an infectious passion for his local vintages: the menu 'Autour des Vins' (€39) is themed around wines. The outd…
Market in Albi

Covered Market

Albi's triangular turn-of-the-century covered market is a delight, built by the celebrated architect Thierry Bourdois and engineer André Michelin between 1901 and 1905. Behind its steel-and-brick façade you'll find …
Modern French in Albi


This much-lauded local restaurant serves French comfort food with a refreshing edge. Superbly executed dishes include roasted cod, Pyrénées trout and beef tartare. Desserts are presented with all the flair of a piec…
Church in Albi

Collégiale & Cloître Saint-Salvi

This delicate canons' church is worth a look for its lovely 13th-century cloister whose columns are decorated with Gothic and Romanesque flourishes.
Museum in Albi

Maison du Vieil Alby

Lodged in a timber-framed medieval building, this museum houses a small exhibition on the city's history and its connections with Toulouse-Lautrec.