Église St-Jean

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Two hundred metres below the Forteresse Royale de Najac is the austere 13th-century Église St-Jean, constructed and financed by local villagers on the orders of the Inquisition as punishment for their heretical tendencies.

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High on a hilltop 150m above a hairpin bend in the River Aveyron, Najac’s fortress looks as if it's fallen from the pages of a fairy tale: slender towers…

2. Collégiale Notre Dame

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3. Jardins des Paradis

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Feel stress melt away as you idle by frog-filled ponds and under shady palm trees in these sculpted flower gardens.

4. Musée de Lapérouse

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5. Pont Vieux

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This 19th-century bridge across the River Tarn provides a fine perspective over Albi's pink-bricked cathedral.

6. Musée Toulouse-Lautrec

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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…

7. Cathédrale Ste-Cécile

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8. Collégiale & Cloître Saint-Salvi

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