5 days in Albi & Toulouse Itinerary

5 days in Albi & Toulouse Itinerary

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Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Venture out of the city with trips to Viaduc de Millau (in Millau), Rodez (Musee Soulages Rodez & Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez) and Saint-Cirq-Lapopie (Eglise de Saint Cirq Lapopie & Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Mode, admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de la Berbie, and step into the grandiose world of Forteresse de Najac.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Albi visit planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Albi. August in Albi sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Rodez, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Forteresse de Najac, Viaduc de Millau, Eglise Notre-Dame-de-la-Dreche
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Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Viaduc de Millau ©
Viaduc de Millau


Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): engage your brain at Cite de l'espace, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japonais, steep yourself in history at Church of Les Jacobins, and then don't miss a visit to Le Capitole.

To find ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Toulouse vacation planner.

You can drive from Albi to Toulouse in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Toulouse sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Toulouse

Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks
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Le Capitole ©
Le Capitole
Cite de l'espace ©
Cite de l'espace
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin