Photographer's Note

July 13th, 2012
Albi 810004 81000
Tarn Midi-Pyrénées
43.928 2.143 174 m

The red city, Albi

One view.
Another view.

In Albi, The "ville rouge", the red city, dominating the TARN.

_ The pont Vieux bridge 11th century, 1035, on the TARN. Historical monument since 1921.

_ The garden of the PALACE of the BERBIE 17th century, 1678.
The PALACE OF THE BERBIE of 17th 18th centuries, is the episcopal palace, ancient fortess of bishops of Albi, strengthened and very well defended with the Tour Mage, donjon of 50 m of height with 4 towers of angle. It becomes then, after the death of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec born in Albi, 1864-1901, the musée Toulouse-Lautrec in 1922.

_ Near the Palace of the Berbie, the CATHÉDRALE SAINTE-CÉCILE of Southern Gothic style, built in 13th 15th centuries to assert the catholic faith against the Cathar heresy, is the biggest brick-built cathedral in the world 113 m, 35 m, 78 m. Cathedral of the superlative degrees, it shelters unique works as the biggest mural of the Last Judgment in the world, and the biggest organ of France, and the vastest set Italian paintings in France.

the Cité Épiscopale of Albi is structured around the cathédrale Sainte-Cécile, and the PALAIS DE LA BERBIE. The episcopal City of Albi is on the list UNESCO world heritage list since 2010.

Cité Épiscopale Virtual visit.

_ The TARN takes its source to approximately 1600 m of altitude, north of hamlet of the Hospital, not far from the peak Cassini, on the slopes of Mount-Lozere, the territory of the commune of le Pont-de-Montvert, and is thrown after a course of 380 km, and the crossing of a catchment area of 15700 km², in the Garonne close to Castelsarrasin. In Moissac, close to the confluence with the Garonne, the minimal flow is gone down to 9 m³/s, while the maximum flow with reached 8000 m³/s. Description.

ALBI is a French municipality, placed in the department of Tarn of the region Midi-Pyrénées, populated with 48 858 Albigeois in 2009, distributed on 44.3 km², that is to say 1 103.9 hab./km².

Albi history.

My images of Albi.
My images of Tarn valley and canyon.

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