By Gordon Frickers on August 5th, 2018

Albi, 37.5 C (99.5 F) here yesterday in the Tarn according to my car, une canicule.
A day in and around nearby beautiful, gourmet, Albi, a UNESCO World Heritage city.   



The ‘Old Quarter’ near the cathedral is particularly noted for its restaurants and fine cloths and jewellery shops.

Albi city

Albi, bird’s eye view

Albi has a surprising connection with the sea.

The city was the home of Laperouse, the French answer to Captain James Cook.

Laperouse entering Botany Bay


Laperouse entering Botany Bay, ”

Lapérouse and the First Fleet” measures 61 x 91 cm (24″ x 36″), oils,  available, £3000. ex studio, ex frame.

There is a small but excellent museum dedicated to Laperouse voyage and a world class Toulouse-Lautrec museum.

I was invited to a late evening ‘terrace’ dinner with vegan Israeli friends.
Delicious foods, lively varied conversations in 4 languages two of which I more or less understood, great company.
My grateful thanks to my host and hostess, to Ellen Rose and her friend Mia for the introduction.
I hope you were equally fortunate?
Be Sociable, Share!


If you have a comment on the above please visit Contact Us.

To have your comment posted here please give us permission.

Similar Posts: