The Hotels (Albi and Payrac)

LINKS to other pages in the Albi, Carcassonne and Dordogne website and the Colin Day Travelling Days series:

1 : Home Page
2 : Introduction (Hotels etc.)
3 : Albi
4 : Najac
5 : Cordes Sur Ciel
6 : Bruniquel
7 : St Antonin Noble Val
8 : Gaillac Vineyard
9 : Castres
10 : Carcassonne
11 : St Cirq Lapopie
12 : Rocamadour
13 : Sarlat
14 : La Roque Gageac
15 : Cahors
16 : Guest Book:

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Our first stop: The city of Albi in the Department of Tarn).

From the Best Western website: "The 'Grand Hotel d'Orleans' is a welcoming spacious hotel located near the cathedral and Toulouse Lautrec museum. Our very famous restaurant, Le Goulu, offers traditional, French cooking. Both leisure and business travelers will find our hotel staff to be efficient, friendly, and knowledgeable."

Situated on Place Stalingrad opposite Albi railway station the hotel has over 50 rooms, many of which offer views over the city to the cathedral. Our group enjoyed four sumptious buffet breakfasts and two very well presented evening meals during our stay.

A view of the Hotel d'Orleans,
and the Page and Moy coach. (Left)

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A view of Albi Cathedral
from Hotel d'Orleans. (Right)

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Albi (SNCF) Railway Station
viewed from Hotel d'Orleans. (Left)

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On the fifth day of the tour the group moved northwest to Payrac (Department of Lot). The Hostellerie de la Paix, the main hotel in the small town, provided very good accommodation and meals over the next three nights. More details in the following pages.

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