The Old Alby house

The Old Alby house is the soul of the Episcopal City, one of the major symbols of Albi’s historic centre. The ‘Albi Heritage’ Association keeps the history of this iconic site alive.

This brick and timber framed house has retained the characteristics of an old medieval house in the historic centre: half-timbered and corbelled to gain more surface area plus an open-air attic called ‘the soleilhou’ (pronounced "the solayoo"...). The house is situated in the heart of intertwining narrow streets, with the backdrop of the omnipresent cathedral. The ground floor is reminiscent of old stalls and a staircase leads to the upper floors, where there is a permanent exhibition on the youth of the Albi painter, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The Berbie Palace houses the collections of this world-famous painter. The second floor is a video room dedicated to temporary exhibitions.

Throughout the year, various events take place to the delight of visitors from around the world. Conferences, guided tours, exhibitions…
The ‘Albi Heritage’ Association has a history Information Point open to the public. The site has retained is charm despite major renovation works in 1971. This district from the 12th century owes its survival to work by ‘The Association for the Safeguarding of Old Alby’ which saved it from demolition.

Classement & labels

  • Circuits de France_POI

Informations supplémentaires

Animaux acceptés : Non

Langues parlées

  • French


Ouverture du 01 February 2024 au 31 December 2024
Lundi 14h00 à 17h00
Mardi 14h00 à 17h00
Mercredi 14h00 à 17h00
Jeudi 14h00 à 17h00
Vendredi 14h00 à 17h00
Samedi 14h00 à 17h00


Full price : 3 € Reduced price : 2 €
Rate Min. Max.
Full price (du 01/02/2024 au 31/12/2024) Min: 3€
Reduced price (du 01/02/2024 au 31/12/2024) Min: 2€



  • Film room
  • Exhibition space