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.
A MEDIEVAL HOUSE
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.
ALBI HERITAGE HISTORY INFORMATION POINT
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
Animaux acceptés : Non
|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 (du 01/01/2022 au 31/12/2022)||Min: 2€|
|Reduced price (du 01/01/2022 au 31/12/2022)||Min: 1,50€|
- Exhibition space
- Film room