Take this private tour from Toulouse to visit the villages of Albi and Cordes-sur-Ciel and to do some Gaillac wine-tasting. Your private tour will begin with a hotel pickup in Toulouse. Albi has recently been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco, so it has many impressive buildings to see and is a very historic and picturesque town.
- Tour days: Daily from February through October
- Duration: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Includes: Albi walking tour, Cordes-sur-Ciel, Gaillac wine-tasting
- Vehicle: Mercedes Minibus with a maximum of 8 passengers
- Price quoted is for a private tour for 1-8 travelers
The majestic cathedral in Albi is called the Cathedral of Saint Cecilia and is a must see for its preserved Renaissance paintings and Last Judgment. It was under construction for 200 ears and some say that it is the largest brick building in the world.
Since Toulouse Lautrec was a, Albi native son, you might enjoy visiting his museum (optional). Certainly Albi's old town's winding medieval streets are full of charming and picturesque views.
Next stop will be the breathtaking Cordes-sur-Ciel, one of the most charming villages of the region in which still stand more than a hundred Gothic houses from the 13th and 14th centuries. (Albert Camus, a French author and philosopher, visited this special town in the 1950s and commented "In Cordes, everything is beautiful, even regret.")
Your tour finishes with a wine-tasting experience in Gaillac one of France's oldest vineyards.
Then your guide will return you to your Toulouse hotel.