Discover two Unesco sites in the South of France
Just one hour drive away from Toulouse, visit the lovely city of Albi, listed by Unesco in 2010, and the medieval city of Carcassonne, the largest fortress in Europe.
I'm sure you'll enjoy the historical center of Albi, it's one of my favourite places around Toulouse. I'll be very happy to be your guide in the Toulouse-Lautrec museum and the impressive cathedral of Albi.
In Carcassonne, you'll discover an witness of military architecture from the Middle Ages. It's perfectly preserved. By following the tour you will be travelling through time !
The below itinerary is an example of what we can do together, but it's not fixed : if you want to spend more time in Albi or Carcassonne, I'll customize the tour only for you. If you have a special wish, send me a message to help me to create the perfect trip for you.
Please note :
> the Toulouse-Lautrec museum in Albi is closed on Tuesday (Oct-March), May 1 and Nov 1.
> the city of Carcassonne is opened all year long but the Count's castle is closed on May 1.
> 8. 30am : we depart from Toulouse, pick up at your hotel or arranged place.
> drive to Albi
> 9. 30 : stop for a panoramic view of Albi
> guided tour of Albi : Ste-Cecile Cathedral church + Toulouse-Lautrec museum + Berbie gardens
> 11. 30 : free time
> please note that during this excursion there is little time to have lunch. Please buy a snack (which you can eat in the car on the way to Carcassonne if you wish).
> 12. 15 : drive to Carcassonne, through La Montagne Noire, or « Black Mountain » (via Castres and Mazamet)
> 14. 00 : guided tour of the walled city of Carcassonne
> 15. 00 : free time to discover Carcassonne on your own (you may visit the Count's castle, or/and do shopping)
> 16. 25 : stop for photos overlooking Carcassonne
> 16. 45 : drive back to Toulouse
> 18. 00 : drop-off in Toulouse.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 9 hours 30 min.
I have a private modern 4 seater car (1 or 2 people) with air-conditioning.
I also have an 8 seater van (from 3 to 7 people).
These vehicles are my own vehicles. They are very comfortable.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 EUR - - Personal Expenses
- Admission tickets
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks