Besides the cathedral, in the Palais de la Berbie, is a museum with works by Toulouse-Lautrec. This painter was born in 1864 in Albi. Meanwhile, the street where he was born was named after him. The painter Toulouse-Lautrec took his inspiration from the Parisian nightlife and alcohol. The in that time as experienced offensive scenes from the Moulin Rouge, where dancers and many other 'immoral' women played a leading role, have been collected in the museum. If his main characters were equally impressed by the artistic gifts of the Toulouse-Lautrec and the modern admirers, is questionable. The singer Yvette Guilbert scratched her criticism in a portrait, "You little monster, you have made me a very ugly man." By a muscular disease his legs were too short, so he was a short man. Despite his disability, he led such a turbulent nightlife that he died when he was only 37.
A large number of restaurants in Albi offers regional cuisine and wines, from neighboring town of Gaillac. Lovers of more international dishes can also visit Albi. The Cameroonian, Moroccan or Tunisian have secured a place in the Old Town. A simple pizza is also possible.
'Trendy' Albi was already in Roman times, but as a site to travel through on the banks of the Tarn. The construction of a bridge over the river, mid-eleventh century, reinforced the important role of Albi as a trading center for wine, clothing, pastel and metallic. The bridge, the Pont Vieux now called, has withstood the test of time well and is still used to cross the river. He is assisted by the Pont Neuf and a railway bridge. In the new district Madeleine, on the other side is not much to do except the Musée Lapérölgse and the beautiful view of the old town. From the viewpoints, the name "red city" is made clear: all the old buildings, including cathedral and palace, built of red brick which yielded the river abundant raw material.
Do not forget to take a walk through the old town of Albi where daylight covers the typical brick houses in warm ocher tones and changes in a blood-red decor at nightfall, where Albi her nickname "Red Village" owes. In the old town of Albi in each house of a significance has a sign which describes the history of the property in three languages.
At the foot of the cathedral is a neighborhood that is sometimes overlooked. Until the 18th century it was an independent community. Since then, are the streets around the Rue du Castelviel the fairytale square and the cul Rue du Paradis are on the map of the big city. The inhabitants of the small Castelviel have no problem with that, because it's certainly not a shame to say that you live in Albi.