Staying In Bed And Breakfast Albi Gives You A Chance To Explore The Historic City
We got back from a fabulous trip to France and I experienced passionate feelings for this lovely nation once more! We visited some wonderful UNESCO locales close Toulouse. One of my most loved visits was gîtes albi. Spotted in south-focal France around 50 miles northeast of Toulouse, is a calm town of around 52,000 inhabitants. In spite of the fact that less well-known to North American tourists than numerous different towns in southern France, Albi is steeped in Medieval history and makes a perfect day stop on a flatboat tour of the area.
Albi, placed on the Tarn River, has a solid Protestant (Anglican/Episcopal) history, in spite of the fact that the larger part of France is customarily Catholic. The city, regularly alluded to as the €episcopal City,€ is the seat of the Archbishop and Diocese of vacances albi and a great part of the town's history revolves around the congregation and Sainte-Cecile Cathedral. Numerous Medieval-time stone structures still stand today, loaning the city an enchanting, notable air.
The primary fascination in Albi is Sainte-Cecile Cathedral, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can't miss the thirteenth century church, whose ringer tower rules the Albi landscape. The church building is apparently more like a fortification than a congregation. Just when you enter the building do you see the rich 16-century paintings, the rood screen, and the one of a kind ribbon of stones that upgrade the €last Judgment Day€ paintings. The Gothic structure is said to be the largest block constructing on the planet.
Nearby the church is the previous bishop's palace, also inherent the thirteenth century, and now the site of the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum. With new displays that recently opened in April of 2012, the museum is dedicated to the work of the city's most loved child, nineteenth century craftsman Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. It is the largest public gathering of his work anyplace on the planet, with more than a thousand paintings, lithographs, drawings and posters by Lautrec on display. The center of the gathering was given in the 1920s by the craftsman's relatives, the Count and Countess of Toulouse-Lautrec.
Conceived in Albi in 1864, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec is best known for his scenes of €fin de siecle€ Paris, particularly the Montmartre neighborhood. A contemporary of Van Gogh, Gauguin and Cezanne, Toulouse-Lautrec searched out the seemier side of the city. His paintings and drawings frequently feature move lobby young ladies, prostitutes, tired consumers and the depression encompassing bed and breakfast albi.
Destined to a privileged family, Toulouse-Lautrec broke both of his legs as an issue and they neglected to mend properly and stopped developing. As a grown-up, he had the upper body size of a man, but the legs of a youngster and stood just 5'1€ tall. A substantial consumer, he passed on in Albi of the impacts of liquor addiction at age 37. He is covered only outside of Albi.
June and July are the celebration season in Albi. Consistently amid this period brings an alternate festival. In June, you'll discover the celebration of Saint-Jean and the yearly music reasonable. In July, the celebrations incorporate the yearly theater celebration; the Bastille Day festival on July 14, complete with firecrackers; the Tarot Festival and the Urban Festival, which is held in the Old Town and joins sustenance, sports, music and innovation.