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Albi, France

Self Catering Albi Holiday Cottages and Gites 

Albi is found in southern France. It is the prefecture of the Tarn department in the Midi-Pyrenees region. When you stay in an Albi Holiday Gite, you’ll discover it’s located on the River Tarn, the Episcopal city was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 2010.

Rent a holiday home in Albi and you’ll discover it’s conserved its rich architectural heritage – all of which encapsulates the various brilliant periods of its history. Considerable improvement and restoration work has been done to embellish the old quarters and to give them a new look, in which brick reigns supreme.

Albi was built around the original cathedral and episcopal group of buildings. This historic area covers 63 hectares – there is plenty to explore when you stay in self-catering accommodation in Albi. Red brick and tiles are the main feature of most of the edifices. Along with Toulouse and Montauban, Albi is one of the main cities built in Languedoc-style red brick.

When you visit Albi, there are some unforgettable sights to witness: The Sainte Cecile cathedral, a masterpiece of the Southern Gothic style, built between the 13th and 15th centuries. Built as a statement of the Christian faith after the upheavals of the Cathar heresy, this gigantic brick structure was embellished over the centuries. The Palais de la Berbie, formerly the Bishops' Palace of Albi, now the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum, is one of the oldest and best-preserved castles in France. This imposing fortress was completed at the end of the 13th century. More than 1000 works, including the 31 famous Toulouse-Lautrec posters, are held here. This body of work forms the largest public collection in the world devoted to Toulouse-Lautrec. The Old Bridge (Pont Vieux) is still in use after almost a millennium. Originally built in stone (in 1035), then clad with brick, it rests on eight arches and is 151m long. In the 14th century, it was fortified and reinforced with a drawbridge, and houses were built on the piers.

Like much of southwestern France, the summers tend to be warmer and the winters milder. Substantial summer rainfall prevents its climate from being classified as Mediterranean.

To get to your Albi Holiday Rental: Albi is served by two train stations on the line from Toulouse to Rodez: Gare d'Albi-Ville and Gare d'Albi-Madeleine. The A68 motorway connects Albi with Toulouse. To reach Albi by France’s northern ferry terminals – allow a full day’s drive. Albi is served by Toulouse-Blagnac, Rodez and Carcassonne airports. Scheduled, charter and low-cost airlines all frequent these airports.

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Beautiful Chapel in the Hamlet of Chasseneuil, Vienne

Beautiful Chapel in the Hamlet of Chasseneuil, Vienne

Weekly Rental: EUR to EUR

4 sleeps

The Chapel in the hamlet of Chasseneuil was built in 1107 on land given to the abbey of Montmorillon by the seigneurs of

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Large Duplex Apartment with Ski in/Ski out in Valmorel, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes

Large Duplex Apartment with Ski in/Ski out in Valmorel, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes

Weekly Rental: EUR 900 to EUR 1200

6 sleeps

This wonderful 3 bedroom duplex apartment offers ski in/ski out and beautiful views. It is situated ideally, being just

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Elegant Pralognan-la-Vanoise Apartment - Well Located at the Foot of the Jardin des Neiges

Elegant Pralognan-la-Vanoise Apartment - Well Located at the Foot of the Jardin des Neiges

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6 sleeps

The Sonnailles Dome - really at the foot of the Jardin des Neiges, the slopes and the ski lifts. All mod cons, ideal

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45m² Apartment Located on the Foot of the Ski Slopes - Risoul 1850

45m² Apartment Located on the Foot of the Ski Slopes - Risoul 1850

Weekly Rental: EUR 525 to EUR 1480

8 sleeps

45m² apartment located on the 6th floor of a quiet residence classified 4*. Swimming pool, situated on the foot of

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Beautiful 3 Bedroom Renovated Cottage Set In The Countryside - Razac-d'Eymet, Dordogne

Beautiful 3 Bedroom Renovated Cottage Set In The Countryside - Razac-d'Eymet, Dordogne

Weekly Rental: EUR 700 to EUR 910

6 sleeps

A wonderful renovated 3 bedroom cottage set in a peaceful area of the Dordogne countryside. It offers lovely views

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August Availability

August Availability

Special rates for August 2019 - £225 per week. Linen included for no extra cost

Chill out by our private HEATED pool for weeks 6 to 20th July for £2000

Chill out by our private HEATED pool for weeks 6 to 20th July for £2000

Fabulous farmhouse with games room in barn in a peaceful village with all facilities to make your stay a good one.

40% off selected dates in July & August

40% off selected dates in July & August

40% off weeks commencing 13th & 20th July and 17th August 2019

Late booking offer 15% discount

Late booking offer 15% discount

Late booking offer 15% discount for start dates within 4 weeks

Extended stay

Extended stay

Special rates for extended stays November to March. Please contact owners for details

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