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Verdant, beautiful and rich in heritage, Albi may be one of France's lesser known cities but it's one of its most unmissable. This centre of this medieval town boasts UNESCO protected status and some hotel accommodation can be found within this historic centre. Hotels.com has handpicked the best Albi hotels and provide our customers with the latest information in terms of facilities, prices and services. Booking Albi hotels thought Hotels.com, travellers can enjoy our hassle free booking and be safe in the knowledge that the accommodation is all in hand. Our expert travel knowledge has helped us pick the best and most varied choice of Albi Hotels. Our Albi hotel choices include independently run boutique hotels and family friendly options as well as larger modern hotels which can cater for business travellers.

What's Albi Like?

The religious architecture of Albi is formidable and dominates the skyline, notably the Cathedral which acts as the very heart of the city. Once the largest brick structure in the world, Saint-Cecile Cathedral is every visitor's first and main item on their itinerary. The Cathedral is surrounded by an area known as the Episcopal City, which is made up of four distinct medieval areas. Also in the centre is the beautiful Berbie Palace which is also home to the Toulouse-Lautrec collection, the largest collection of the artist's work. In the Castelnau district visitors will find the Vieil Alby house, the oldest house in the city and a fine example of medieval architecture. Further attractions include the Fashion Museum and the fabulous Museum of Miniatures, both housing stunning collections reflecting the key theme of this city: beauty. The city also boasts plenty of street markets selling fresh produce, crafts and gifts. The largest market is the vast covered market which is found close to the cathedral. Once you have visited the main attractions it's worth finding a café or bar. Alfresco drinking and dining are popular pastimes in Albi and visitors can choose from a good range of very high quality eateries, many of which focus on the local cuisine which features plenty of duck and goose.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Albi

Locals of Albi are known as Albigensiens. If your experience of France is bustling Paris, then prepare for a slightly different way of life in Albi. Deep in Southwest France Albi represents a more laidback and traditional French way of life. Again unlike the big cities, most locals do not speak English and will consider it an insult if you simply expect them to, so it's worth swotting up on some basic phrases. Booking your Albi hotel with travel experts Hotels.com is just the start of your fabulous trip to this unforgettable city.