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Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy

Rue Maries, Albi, France
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To be cloistered

How many people today understand what it is to be cloistered: to be shut up in a convent or... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Not well-kept garden

This small square "garden" planted with herbs and vegetables in the style of a medieval "potager... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good48%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“little gem” (4 reviews)
“quiet oasis” (3 reviews)
“small square” (2 reviews)
Rue Maries, Albi, France

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Reviewed 1 week ago

How many people today understand what it is to be cloistered: to be shut up in a convent or monastery, to be secluded from the wider world? At the suggestion of a friend, I ducked down a pedestrian street and up some stairs to pop...More

Thank GAIL T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small square "garden" planted with herbs and vegetables in the style of a medieval "potager". Looks like an untreated garden and not well-kept. Visiting "this site" took no more than 5 minutes, just walked around. We spent more time to find this place than...More

Thank tk3232
Reviewed 1 October 2017

A delightful tranquil gem in the heart of Albi, with interesting pottager style gardens, well labelled. It was lovely to sit in the archways of the cloister and just rest.

Thank YogaChris
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Hidden cloister, which you access from two different pedestrian streets. It's from the 13th Century, with a mixture of Romanesque and Gothic, and only part of the arched gallery is left. There's a peaceful and well cared veggie garden. You'll leave with a feeling of...More

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We wandered the streets of Albi after visiting the cathedral and accidentally found this little gem, a pretty cloister and church. If you're fascinated by religious relics you will not be disappointed - I am still slightly traumatised by the head of Saint Segolene! The...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I just strolled into the cloister. It was charming but I soon regretted not taking a guided tour when I began eavesdropping on one that was part of the city tour. Without the tour the visit takes only minutes. If my ranking is low for...More

Thank arsenaultelaine15
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Worth diving in from the main street - quite well hidden just a little sign. And watch out for rude people who ask you to move so they can take a picture - when you only just stood there and they have been moving around...More

Thank Jane G
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We stumbled across this whilst mooching around Albi and really liked it. It was very quiet and calm and a source of much-needed shade. We sat under the arches and admired the gardens and could easily imagine it in times gone by.

Thank Alpaca_Explorer
Reviewed 19 July 2017

The cloisters now have a lovely garden but still retain the atmosphere of the life of the original residents, the monks. Follow the signs carefully!

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is situated behind the Saint Salvy Church. A very small cloister with a few trees and shrubs. There are stone seats under the shade which is a nice place to rest if you have been walking all round Albi.

Thank Monica_W8_10
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