Thursday, January 26, 2017

Albi, France

Our flight on Easy Jet from Amsterdam to Toulouse was flawless.  That's always a good thing.  We just walked around Toulouse the day we arrived and the next day we drove to Albi. 
If it wasn't for my mother asking if I could buy her some Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec prints, we would never have driven to Albi and seen what a gorgeous little town it is.  It took about an hour to drive there and as expected, lots of tiny streets and very old buildings.  It never gets old.  Albi is on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
The museum was fantastic.  The museum is the home of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's art.  He has different styles, but I love his sketches best. 

The river Tarn behind us in Albi

Reflections on the Tarn

More reflections.  Can't get enough of this sight.

A cool old cafe racer placed in the most picturesque spot.

Outside the Cathédrale Sainte-Cécile d'Albi.  The place is massive.

In the courtyard.   Musée Toulouse-Lautrec.  It used to be the bishop's palace.

A stone guard over looking the Tarn from the museum gardens.

Hey mum, I'm holding your prints!

Henri and I

The amazing garden of the museum.
This walkway is probably covered in a pretty flowering vine in the summer and it over looks the garden.

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