I cross the river through the Old Bridge to reach the Bastide Saint Louis area and visit the tiny Notre Dame de la Sante Chapel. Afterwards, I stroll and cross the Jacobins’ entrance portico.
A few meters away I see the Cathedral of Saint Michael, but I can not visit it because it is closed. I continue walking until I enter the Church of St. Vincent and climb its tower, from where I will say goodbye to this destination.
I begin to walk through the streets of Albi, enjoying the Castelnau Residence, the Maison du Vieil Alby, I enter to contemplate the Collegiate Church of Saint Salvy. I cross the New Bridge and somewhat hidden is the Sainte-Madeleine Church.
I return to the other side of the city, this time crossing the Old Bridge, climb a hill and “bump” into the Covered Market. It’s time to leave the city, but first I greet the Jean Francois Galaup de Laperous Statue and go around the Monument to the Dead.
I recommend going up and down its medieval streets, starting with the Grand Rue de l’Horloge, to end at the Porte de l’Horloge, crossing it, but not before looking to the side to discover the Stairs of the “Pater Noster”.
In order to cover a wide area of this region in the best possible way, we decided to dedicate 3 days to the southern part (more related to the Cathars) and another 3 days to the northern part (known as Midi-Pyrénées). A mind-blowing trip to the past, of which we had hardly any expectations, that started with a flight offer to Toulouse and ended up becoming one of the most beautiful roadtrips we have ever done.
Our route lasts 6 days and covers the entire region of Occitania from north to south making a kind of eight that passes through such emblematic places in the south of France as Carcassone, the Cathar castles or the most beautiful villages in the country. I recommend you to dedicate almost the whole day to Toulouse because it is a beautiful city that is worth visiting even in a romantic weekend getaway.
In the itinerary section you will find a map with all the places we passed through on our driving route through the south of France (Occitania), organized by days and colors. In addition, you will also find some optional places that we did not have time to visit, but that you may want to include in your route. Go to the map.
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Map south of france
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