Must-see attractions in Tarn

  • Toulouse Lautrec Museum exterior in Albi, France on 12 June 2015; Shutterstock ID 1319357564; your: Sloane Tucker; gl: 65050; netsuite: Online Editorial; full: POI

    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…

  • View on Cathedral of Ste-Cecile in town of Albi in south France; Shutterstock ID 9695551; your: Sloane Tucker; gl: 65050; netsuite: Online Editorial; full: POI

    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…

  • Saint Pierre Abbey in Moissac, France.

    Abbaye St-Pierre


    Rosy brick characteristic of the Toulouse area heightens the majesty of this abbey and its exceptional Romanesque cloister. Awarded Unesco World Heritage…

  • Centre National et Musée Jean Jaurès


    If you’re wondering why almost every French town seems to have a ‘rue Jean Jaurès’, this museum has everything you need to know about the father of French…

  • Musée Ingres


    Montauban's main focus is this fine-arts museum, which centres on the work of the neoclassical painter (and accomplished violinist) Jean-Auguste-Dominique…

  • Musée Goya


    This excellent gallery on the 1st floor of Castres' Hôtel de Ville has a collection of mostly Spanish art, including work by Picasso, Rusiñol, Velázquez…

  • Maison des Vins


    This well-organised winegrowers' cooperative is a great place to get acquainted with Gaillac wines. It stocks about 100 local vintages. Friendly,…

  • Place Nationale


    In the historic upper town, all roads lead to this exquisite square, hemmed in on every side by magnificent double-vaulted arcades and tall pink buildings.

  • 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.

  • Collégiale & Cloître Saint-Salvi


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

  • Pont Vieux


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

  • Musée de Lapérouse


    This intriguing museum explores the adventures of Albi-born explorer Jean-François de Galaup (aka the Comte de Lapérouse), who made several pioneering…

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption


    Hanging in Montauban’s 18th-century Cathédrale Notre Dame de l’Assomption is one of Ingres' masterpiece, Le Vœu de Louis XIII (1824), which depicts the…

  • Jardins des Paradis


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

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