One Day Tour - Full day tour visits to the Cathedral City of Albi and the Fortfied town of Cordes sur Ciel

One day tour with James mcDonald to the Cathedral City of Albi and the Fortfied town of Cordes sur Ciel

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We offer a free concierge service to all our clients and will be happy to help you choose the hotel to suit your needs.

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This tour is available as a Public or a scheduled tour.

We can organise a collection from your accommodation or meet you on site when you wish to provide your own transport.

The magestic ancient city of Albi , built with the red brick characteristic of the region, was never besieged by crusaders from the north. It lent its name to the “Albigensian Crusade” (a.k.a. the Cathar Crusade) because the Catholic Church wrongly believed it to be the centre of Catharism in the Languedoc. The Cathedral of Sainte Cécile is notable for its dominating defensive exterior and sumptuous interior.


Cordes sur Ciel: This well preserved bastide town, surrounded by vineyards and forest, received its charter from the Count of Toulouse in 1222 to shelter people displaced by the Cathar Crusade (it replaced the village of Saint-Marcel, which was destroyed by crusaders in 1215) and to encourage the region’s economic growth.  It is known as one of the most beautiful villages in France.

You may enjoy James' prepared reading list.

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