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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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Lovely Village House Situated between the Aude River and the Famous Canal du Midi

Lovely Village House Situated between the Aude River and the Famous Canal du Midi

Weekly Rental: EUR 525 to EUR 895

6 sleeps

3 bedroom spacious and romantic house with south facing roof terrace in the South of France. La Redorte is situated

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Lovely Holiday Gite with Pool in Dordogne, Near Sarlat - Hortensia

Lovely Holiday Gite with Pool in Dordogne, Near Sarlat - Hortensia

Weekly Rental: GBP 410 to GBP 920

6 sleeps

Self-catering holiday Gites located on a 1 hectare wooded site overlooking the picturesque village of Carlux, in the

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Traditional House with Private Pool and Large Private Grounds - Bonnieux, Vaucluse

Traditional House with Private Pool and Large Private Grounds - Bonnieux, Vaucluse

Weekly Rental: GBP 580 to GBP 1700

5 sleeps

Lovely traditional house that is ideal for a family of up to 5 people. Located on the outskirts of picturesque Bonnieux

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Dordogne holiday Gite Rental with Shared Heated Pool in Stunning Area, Carlux - Dahlia

Dordogne holiday Gite Rental with Shared Heated Pool in Stunning Area, Carlux - Dahlia

Weekly Rental: GBP 430 to GBP 970

6 sleeps

Dahlia has been significantly modernised and improved since the owners Jim White and Cathy Maclean bought it over 11

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Self Catering Holiday Gite with Shared Heated Pool with Stunning Views, Near Sarlat - Giroflee

Self Catering Holiday Gite with Shared Heated Pool with Stunning Views, Near Sarlat - Giroflee

Weekly Rental: GBP 410 to GBP 920

5 sleeps

Welcome to Les Gites de Carlux, 12 individually owned self-catering holiday Gites (10 are let through this site) located

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Flexible Booking Times

Flexible Booking Times

Booking times available to accommodate the more economical mid week travel

Reduction on 2 week Booking

Reduction on 2 week Booking

Farm House with private Pool July 13 to July 27th £150 reduction on the two week booking..

Peak season reduction

Peak season reduction

Special Offer -10% discount on the remaining summer week 25th August-1st September 18 - enquire now!

Discount for two week booking

Discount for two week booking

£50 discount on second week when booking two weeks

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