La Réserve Albi
81 Route de Cordes 
81000 ALBI

5-star stay in the Midi-Pyrénées region

Albi and the surrounding area

Take advantage of your stay at La Réserve in Albi to discover the treasures of the Tarn. Make the history of the region come alive by touring the small fortified towns or bastides. This will take you to the medieval city of Cordes-sur-Ciel, only a few kilometres from the hotel. On the way you will come across many fortified villages like Penne, Puycelsi, Castelnau-de-Montmirail or Monestié with its remarkable entombment. You can stop in the Tarn valley, also  at Ambialet where the river wends its way round the medieval village.
Why not explore in more depth the Cathare country with a visit to Carcassonne? Toulouse, an hour's drive  from Albi, also offers a very rich historical heritage. Some hundred kilometres from Albi you can see the highest viaduct in the world. The Millau viaduct spans the Tarn valley. The Tarn Gorges, a 43 km long chasm, will surprise you by their biodiversity.

Activities at the hotel

The gabarres or flat-bottomed boats which were formerly used to transport goods, sail on the Tarn while you enjoy the gardens of  La Réserve. . The hotel has a huge swimming pool which invites you to relax either in a lounge chair or in one of our outdoor lounges.
Clients enjoying sport can use the tennis court or play table tennis. Rackets can be borrowed from the reception. And after a match or a day's sightseeing, you can relax in our jacuzzi, take advantage of all the benefits of our sauna and sports' equipment, bike and tread mill.

Activities in vicinity of hotel

Whether in Albi itself or nearby, nature, monuments and museums offer a wide range of activities:
*Visit Saint Cecile's cathedral, the biggest brick cathedral in the world that dominates the town. A 'must' during your stay in Albi just like the Saint Salvy collegiate and its Romanesque cloister dating from the XII th century.
*Le Palais de la Berbie houses works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec,c, a famous painter born in Albi. The museum contains the world's  biggest collection of works by that artist emblematic of the end of the XIXth century.
*Albi's Lapérouse Musumi will give you an insight into the history of this XVIIth century explorer born in Albi. The expedition that took him round the world ended in a shipwreck off the islands of Vanuatu.
*Walks in Albi or in the Gresigne forest, excursions and discovery of the Gaillac vineyards and boat trips in Albi in flat-bottomed boats (gabarres) or canoeing on the Tarn river at Ambialet or on the Aveyron at St Antoine-Noble-Val. There are many opportunities to appreciate our region at your leisure.

Directions

By Car:
On leaving Toulouse, follow the A68 motorway to Albi. Leave the motorway when Albi Centre Ville is indicated, then continue straight ahead. Go through  the town and after crossing the Pont Neuf, take the D600 in the direction of Cordes.

Coordonnées GPS :
Latitude : 43.9477556 / longitude : 2.1307746
By Train
Albi-Madeleine Station : 2km
 
By Helicopter:
Helipad : N43° 56’ 84’’ E 2° 07’ 75’’
By Plane:
Albi airport for private planes: 10 minutes
Toulouse Blagnac airport: 80 km
Castres Mazamet airport: 55km
Rodez Marcillac: 80km
 

Distances

Distances in Kilometers from Abli to:

Downtown

3

Cahors

106

Cordes

20

Millau

124

Castres

48

Carcassonne

169

Rodez

70

Montpellier

260

Toulouse

80

Paris

702

Links

La Réserve, a 5 star hotel in Albi, suggests you consult the internet sites of its friends and partners:

www.relaischateaux.com

www.albi-tourisme.fr

www.musee-toulouse-lautrec.com

www.hotel-saint-antoine-albi.com

www.albi-croisières.com