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About Albi

Situated on the banks of the Tarn River in the Central Pyrenees Region in the south of France, Albi is a small and historic city. The foundation story of the city dates back to the Bronze Age. The city, which has rich sources in terms of coal and salt deposits, is the trade and industry center of the region. The main industrial products of the city are cast iron, glass, food, and textile. The city came under the domination of France and the Catholic Church as a result of the Albigeois Crusades in 1209. Cathedrale Sainte Cécile d’Albi, which is the most important historical icon of the city today, was built to symbolize the authority and power of the church at that time. The building that looks like a castle is known as the biggest brick cathedral in the world.

The cathedral was built in 1282 with a Gothic-style architect and its simple exterior architecture is in sharp contrast to its magnificent interior design. Albi is also known as the city where the famous French painter Henri de Toulouse Lautrec was born on 24 November 1864. Famous for his paintings especially about the Moulin Rouge cabaret, the painter contributed a lot in characterizing the "poster" as an art branch today. The most important historical monuments of the city are the Bishop's Palace and the Lautrec Museum right near Cathedrale Sainte Cécile d’Albi and the Old Stone Bridge on the Tarn River. Gaillac Region of Albi, which also stands out with wine production, is very attractive in terms of wine tasting and vineyard tours. The city is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Mediterranean climate is effective in Albi. Albi Sequestre Airport is located 6.6 kilometers to the city center.

Transportation to Albi City Center from Airport


Le Sequestre Airport

Le Sequestre Airport is one of the airports in France which is usually very busy during high tourism seasons. You can use one of the options among taxi, shuttle, bus and rental cars to get to the city center from the airport which hosts many tourists throughout the year.

Airport Shuttle

You can easily reach the city center by taking a shuttle from Le Sequestre Airport. You should expect to pay about 10-20 Euro to get to the city center by shuttle. You can get off at the closest route to your hotel.

Hotel Shuttles

You can make benefit of the hotel shuttles that are among the options provided to you while booking an hotel, and easily reach your hotel from the airport. You can get direct information about the shuttle service from your hotel.

Car Rental

You can reach the city center after a short ride by renting a car from Le Sequestre Airport which is very closely located to the center.


After buying your ticket from one of the bus companies located at Le Sequestre Airport, you can reach the city center easily by bus. You need to pay an amount between 6-10 Euros for the buses that depart at an interval of 15-20 minutes. You can get information about transfer to and from the airport from the agencies.


You can reach the city center with the taxis that you can take from the airport. The taxi fares start at 3.50 Euros and 2.35 Euro is charged per every kilometer. Taxis are good options to be considered as the distance between the airport and the city center is very short.

Weather in Albi

DayMin - Max
TuesdayMin 17ºC - Max 26ºC
WednesdayMin 15ºC - Max 29ºC
ThursdayMin 17ºC - Max 34ºC
FridayMin 21ºC - Max 36ºC
SaturdayMin 20ºC - Max 30ºC

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