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An official historical monument

Cité épiscopale d’Albi

The Berbie palace has been modified many times over the course of its history which have seen this fort, with its imposing towers, transformed according Renaissance and then Classical styles into a remarkable ornamental palace.

With its walls of extraordinary height and thickness, many of the original 13th century mediaeval vaulted chambers have been conserved and some of the floor tiling has also stood the test of time.

Today it houses the prestigious collection of the Toulouse-Lautrec museum and is currently undergoing important restructuring works to reconcile its role as a museum with the desire to conserve and promote its historical importance.

The décor of the 18th century chapelle Notre-Dame (Chapel of Our Lady), the woodwork of the de Bernis room, the décor, including the painted ceiling of the de Daillon de Lude room (17th century) and the fireplace and the trumeau (a type of supporting column) of the lower vaulted chamber are all recognised as monuments of historic importance.

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