the tarn | albi

It’s hard to believe that I jetted off to the South of France to enjoy the last of the beautiful late summer weather twice in one month, I’d do anything to be able to have that weather back right now instead of being tucked up in bed hiding away from the cold. This time round we headed to The Tarn region and stayed in the centre of Albi.

Our first stop was Musée de la Mode which houses fashion exhibitions throughout the ages based on a particular theme, this time it was all about velvet. There were so many beautiful pieces that I wanted to steal and take home with me, the little velvet clutch handbags being what I lusted after most.

Albi also runs a great food market, just as you’d expect for any French town. It’s on Saturday from 7.30am until 1.30pm and has lots of cheese and meat sellers indoors too. I got myself a big bunch of rose garlic to bring home which turned out to be some of the best that I’ve ever tasted, and just €3 for 6 bulbs!

Just outside of the town is La Réserve, a five star hotel which has been visited by a whole host of celebrities including the Queen no less. I spent most of the time there obsessing over their cute little dogs which would follow be around, I instantly became best friends with a puppy named Joy and wanted to pack her in my suitcase to take home.

My next post on the rest of the trip will be up within the next few days, keep an eye out!