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LAUTREC, ALBI NEAR TOULOUSE
TARN, MIDI PYRENEES / LANGUEDOC
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Albi holiday rental
Sleeps 2
16th Century house in central Albi
Owned previously by Toulouse Lautrec Family
Balcony
Garden
Walk to shops, restaurants
Less than 5 minutes walk to Toulouse-Lautrec Museum


Stay at this lovely studio apartment in the center of Albi, close to the world famous Toulouse Lautrec Museum with more than 1000 of his paintings. Be surrounded by beautiful history, in a house dating back to the 16th Century, in rooms that the artist might have walked. Albi is pleasant to visit at any time of the year with a wide variety of cultural, and physical activities, both inside and around the town, and is just 35 minutes drive from Toulouse.

Access: The Albi railway station is 5 minutes walk with TGV connections (via Toulouse). International airports: Toulouse (35 mins), Carcassonne (2 hours), Castres/Mazamet (60 mins).

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Larger photo - Lautrec Rental Apartment


DETAILS OF ACCOMMODATION

The apartment, is seductively situated in one of the quiet streets of Albi, within easy walking for the Toulouse Lautrec Museum, Sainte-Cecile Cathedral, and the many shops, restaurants, and cafés of this charming red brick town.

One enters via a large exterior street entrance with secure door that opens onto a sensitively renovated central stairway, and hallway, dating back 400 years.

The studio apartment, is well appointed, with ancient arches surrounding the windows, where care has been taken to bring out the best of the old, complemented with modern elements and lighting. On entering, one is immediately in a living/dining area, with American style kitchen. There is a circular clear glass table, surrounded by 4 chairs. Two leather armchairs, face a television, with DVD player: as well as a stereo CD player. Charmingly opening from the living area, is a french window that opens onto a balcony, that overlooks a lovely garden, with old magnolia tree.

The kitchen is well equipped with a top of the line 4 ring cooker with oven, a refrigerator, sink, storage. At the back there is a utility room, pantry with washing machine.

To the right a short passageway, has to its left a contemporary bathroom with washbasin, toilet, and large walk-in shower. The bedroom, has double bed, with bureau, closet, and window overlooking the garden.

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Bathroom


The Apartment is quiet, private, intimate, and provides a perfect base to relax after a day of exploration, and is perfect for persons who enjoy culture, nature, and the French lifestyle.

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Living area with French window and balcony

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Modern kitchen

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Dining and Kitchen

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Garden (Apartment balcony in background)

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Bedroom

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TV with DVD player

restaurant, albi
Walk to Le Papillon Restaurant

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Location of Albi rental


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Sainte-Cecile Cathedral, Albi

ALBI

Albi is 35 minutes drive from Toulouse, impressively situated on the River Tarn, amongst rolling hills, gorges, vineyards, farmland and woods. The lively town has events all year round, in addition to its famous sights.

The red bricked town is crowned by 2 churches - Sainte-Cecile Cathedral, a 13th century fortress church, a masterpiece of Southern Gothic architecture, with 78 metre bell tower, huge 15C medieval painting of the Last Judgment (originally 200 metres wide), and a highly ornate rood screen; and St Salvi's Collegiate Church with quiet cloister.

The neighbouring Archbishops Palace "Palais de la Berbie" with stern red walls, and decorative garden, overlooking the river Tarn, now houses the Toulouse-Lautrec museum, with over 2000 of his paintings. Toulouse-Lautrec was born in Albi, at his family's mansion at Hotel du Bosc, close by.

Albi - has events year round, from a large carnival in February, nearby car racing in March, and May; a huge flea market in June; numerous theatre and music festivals through July, and August; a book fair in October, film festival and art salon in November, and Christmas concerts and fair in December

SURROUNDING AREA

The surrounding area of Albi, is glorious walking country full of interesting villages and sights to visit.

3 kms away is Lescure, an ancient fortified village with beautiful Norman church. Near too, is Gaillac, with its famous wines, Abbey church, and the 15c Chateau of Mauriac. Closer to Toulouse, is the village of Lisle-sur-Tarn, - a pretty medieval bastide village, with arcaded walkways, central square, and ancient houses; for those with a sweet tooth - there is also a chocolate museum.

Visit too, Monestiés, medieval village, with lovely gothic church; Réalmont, with plaza with covered walkway, and circular farm; Graulhet, with leather exhibitions; Cordes-sur-Ciel - proclaimed one of the most beautiful villages in France, with gothic sculpted facades, art galleries, shops, and a stunning hilltop; and Bruniquel, a breathtaking castle above the Aveyron river.

For those seeking cosmopolitan excitement Toulouse is only 35 minutes, with exceptional art galleries, its Saint Sernin basilica, the broad Place du Capitole, restaurants, theater, night life - you can even visit where the Airbus is built!

ACCESS

The Albi railway station is 5 minutes walk with TGV connections (via Toulouse). International airports: Toulouse (35 mins), Carcassonne (2 hours), Castres/Mazamet (60 mins).

LAUTREC, ALBI     SLEEPS 2   BALCONY, GARDEN
 
THIS APARTMENT IS FULLY BOOKED FOR 2016

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