The view from my hotel: Albi, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees

Flying into Toulouse recently (direct flights with easyJet from the UK to Toulouse-Blagnac), my mission, to find out more about the Tarn area of Midi-Pyrenees, I have completely fallen for the medieval city of Albi.  How could you not do so when presented with this Italianate view every morning?  The weir here makes a pleasant perspective but it also provides electricity for the town.  Very green.

Staying at the 56-room, comfortable and very friendly Hotel Mercure, the only hotel in France classified as an historic monument (a former mill built in 1770), I looked out at – to the right, the fortress cathedral of Sainte-Cecile (built surprising in brick) and the old Pont Vieux or Old Bridge, one of the most historic in France.  Unbeatable.  Day or night.

Contributor:  Sue Lowry

The Tarn is part of the CRT Midi-Pyrénées which is a client of Magellan PR. Follow them on Twitter – @tourismemidipy and Facebook: Tourisme-en-Midi-Pyrénées.  The Tarn is also on Twitter – @TourismeTarn and on Facebook: tarntourisme.sudouest

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4 Responses to The view from my hotel: Albi, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees

  1. Kathryn says:

    Sounds wonderful. Would love to visit myself one day!

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