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The banks of the Tarn

Cité épiscopale d’Albi

The Tarn runs through the entire territory of Albi. The verdant banks of the Tarn, often flooded, conserve their wild character, contributing to their charm and providing a natural space which privileges the development of a balanced ecosystem of flora and fauna.

The trees (alder, ash, maple) tolerate the regular flooding, impatiens and nettles attract butterflies, brambles have colonised certain verges, providing plentiful blackberries while bamboo, dogwood, elder, privet and viburnum all vie for space.

Many footpaths lead walkers to the foot of the Berbie palace. The banks are well maintained offering a remarkable view of the Pont-vieux, Albi’s mills and an unexpected side of the Berbie palace.

In the summer this is the departure point for barge trips on the river, an unusual way to discover Albi.

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