In the morning we depart to Albi, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Among the buildings of the town is the Saint Cécilia cathedral, a masterpiece of Southern Gothic architecture, built between the 13th and the 15th centuries and characterised by a strong contrast between its austere, defensive exterior and its sumptuous interior decoration.
Lunch in a restaurant.
In the afternoon , we visit Cordes sur Ciel. The steep ascent transports you back to medieval times, past the porches, battlements, sculpted facades of the Grand Ecuyer and the Grand Veneur and the splendid 18th century Gothic mansions that belonged to wealthy traders. The narrow winding alleyways up to the city are also peppered with galleries and craft shops. Painters, writers, ceramists, sculptors and jewellers were drawn to this inspiring place many years ago and the tradition continues. On misty mornings, Cordes sur Ciel truly lives up to its name a it seems to float in the sky.
This excursion includes :
-Transport from and to your hotel
-English speaking private guide and driver
-Comfortable car or minivan
-Entrance fees to the Albi cathedral
This excursion does not include :
– Meals, drinks
– Personal insurance and expenses
– Entrance fees to Toulouse Lautrec Museum