Albi.  The historic street near the birthplace of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is changing

Albi. The historic street near the birthplace of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is changing

The “new” rue Toulouse-Lautrec was inaugurated on Monday 24 October in Albi (Tarn). (©Albi Tourism)

It is one of the most visited streets in historic centre citiesAlbi (Tarn). It is located a stone’s throw from Sainte-Cécile Cathedral, rue Toulouse-Lautrec she recently underwent a small facelift with the most beautiful effect.

Inauguration before the eyes of the residents

Monday, October 24, 2022the inhabitants of the city were invited to the inauguration to discover the different elements of the renovation of this narrow street where the birthplace of the painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and the house formerly inhabited Jean-Francois de GalaupNumber La Perouse. A historical place that will be appreciated especially by tourists.

“This narrow street, where very few motorists move due to its configuration, is used by many Albigensian pedestrians and tourists who visit the various restaurants located there. »

The city of Albi

Several devices

The city of Albi has made several changes in recent weeks. Rue Toulouse-Lautrec, already equipped with LED lights, saw two changed lights to better highlight the former Toulouse-Lautrec and Lapérouse houses. Work carried out in close collaboration with the building architect of France.

“In the purest Albigensian tradition, traditional paving stones contribute to highlighting the foundations of the facade. The entire street is thus treated with noble materials aimed at beautifying it and perfectly integrating it into the environment of the historic center of the city of Albi”, specifies the city, which has invested almost 550,000 euros in this project (road : €335,00; public lighting : EUR 30,000; water supply and sewerage network : EUR 184,000

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