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Dream rooms in a dream setting: this is what offers us the Castle of Salettes, former property of the Toulouse-Lautrec family. The pool overlooks the magnificent vineyards of Gaillac, the wine from here. We understand at a glance why the region is nicknamed "little French Tuscany" ... There is also a spa and a gastronomic table. In short, a little paradise out of time!
The Castle of Salettes
At the doors of Sidobre, here is an address that is worth the detour. On the plates: seasonality, simplicity and inventiveness. Notice to lovers of good local products. In fine weather, it is very pleasant to have lunch on the terrace.
What an honor to sleep in the walls of the Abbey School of Sorèze! Simple and authentic, the rooms have kept the soul of the place, with a small desk that echoes the past. Only the sound of the bell breaks the beautiful religious silence that reigns here. Through the window you can see the pretty courtyard of the Reds or the large park.
This is the ideal location: here we are close to the famous episcopal city of Albi, between the Sainte-Cécile Cathedral and the Episcopal Palace, now the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum. The rooms of the Alchimy offer impeccable comfort and the restaurant serves, from morning to evening, good dishes with fresh and seasonal products. A good all-in-one address.
This is the place not to miss to get all the good specialties of the area. On the stalls of the charcuterie Millas, we find the bougnette (stuffing with pork, egg and bread wrapped in a pork strainer and fried), the melsat (a kind of tarnaise white pudding) and the famous Lacaune ham. In the early season, we also find the famous pink garlic Lautrec. It ends with sweet at the baker, crunching in a scalded, one of the oldest biscuits in France. Saturday is market day, with some 200 merchants outside.
Marché couvert d’Albi
Charming and resolutely modern rooms, swimming pool in a delightful garden ... At this former nurse turned pastry chef, we are in clover. In fine weather, set in the pleasant outdoor courtyard, you will enjoy its fabulous sweet breakfast. Madeleines, cakes, jams, orange juice, yogurt ... Almost everything is homemade. A real cocoon.
La Maison de Julia
It is one of the last potteries of France! Hard, hard to choose among all the beautiful pottery store, open all year, from Monday to Saturday. Workshops can be visited during the European Days of Crafts and Heritage Days.
Les Poteries d’Albi
No sooner have we passed the door of Brigitte's house than one already feels at home. Or maybe even better than at home, because Brigitte has a big heart! Upstairs, there is absolute calm in the rooms, adorable. All equipped with a bathroom, they overlook the small cobbled streets of Lautrec. Our hostess also offers the cutlery, nothing fancy: ask him to prepare the famous soup with pink garlic Lautrec, the specialty here ... A delight! In the morning, breakfast of homemade jams, cheese, croissants, fresh bread, eggs...
Les Chambres de la Caussade
Welcome to the old stables of the family of the most famous painter of the city, the denominated Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec! We are served here typical Albigensian specialties, such as cassoulet cod or melsat, a kind of white pudding.
Restaurant Le Lautrec
We spend a very pleasant moment under the wisteria of the inner courtyard with, on the menu, small dishes of an effective simplicity.
L’Hostellerie du Vieux Cordes
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