Luxury hotel holiday La Reserve Albi

La Reserve is a four-star hotel, and member of Relais & Chateaux, situated on the banks of the River Tarn outside historic Albi. The 22 rooms and suites overlook the park, pool and river. Its location makes it ideal as a cultural and vineyard stay as part of a touring holiday.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on dinner, bed and breakfast
  • Eurotunnel or ferry crossing if self-drive
  • Flights and hire of a group A car if fly-drive
  • Rail and hire of a group A car if rail-drive
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to La Reserve, Albi

La Réserve is an exclusive 5-star family-run Relais & Château hotel in a beautiful riverside location. Exceptional gardens and grounds and seasonal gourmet cuisine make this an ideal base from which to explore the UNESCO listed town of Albi.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location 2 minutes' walk from the Tarn river

Annual opening Closed from the end of October to the beginning of May

Closest airport Toulouse

Distance from airport About 60 minutes

Land sports

Tennis, Cycle hire.

Sports nearby

Golf, Fishing, Mountain bikes, sailing, Riding and Canoeing.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,690 low season

Holiday Code FE356

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to La Reserve, Albi

A family run hotel with a good reputation for comfort, service and cuisine, La Réserve occupies a low building constructed in the style of the region in its own parkland and grounds bordering the river Tarn. A short distance from the cathedral city of Albi, La Réserve offers comfortable, charming accommodation, furnished with traditional, period pieces of furniture with a cosy, homely feel. A 4 star member of Relais and Châteaux, the hotel makes an interesting place to stay for exploring the countryside around Albi, the Gaillac vineyards and the attractive valley of the Aveyron. La Réserve has just 22 rooms and suites, all with private bathroom, air conditioning, telephone and television. There is an outdoor swimming pool and a gourmet restaurant, serving specialities of the region. The rooms at La Réserve have views of the park, the swimming pool or the river.

Room descriptions

La Réserve has 22 rooms and suites

Double or twin facing the park
Superior double or twin, river and swimming pool view
Junior suite river view, in the Pigeonnier
Deluxe double or twin, river or park view
Suite river and park view
Single park view. On request.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,690 low season

Holiday Code FE356

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to La Reserve, Albi

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to La Reserve Albi, our clients fly to Toulouse or Bordeaux and then usually have the use of a hire-car for the duration of the holiday, or they arrive in their own car on a self-drive holiday, often as part of a multi-centre touring holiday (we would include a Eurotunnel crossing or a ferry crossing, depending on the itinerary), or they arrive by train, having taken the Eurostar London to Paris or Lille, and then the TGV to Bordeaux, Toulouse or Brive. From the railway station, if you are visiting more than one hotel or want to explore the region, we recommend having a hire-car. We will arrange this for you.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,690 low season

Holiday Code FE356

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to La Reserve, Albi

About Tarn and Lot

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Tarn and Lot is a chance to explore an area of southern France, including Albi, the birthplace of Toulouse Lautrec which is a cathedral city on the banks of the River Tarn with a strong artistic and architectural tradition. The countryside in Tarn and Lot is green and rolling, with vineyards, river valleys and hill top villages and fortresses, such as Cordes. The town of Cahors is at the heart of the beautifully dramatic Lot valley surrounded by rolling wooded hills and vineyards. The valley itself is dotted with mediaeval towns. The area is noted for its wine and the vineyards of course can be visited. An excellent idea is to combine a holiday in Tarn and Lot with a stay in Auvergne to the north-east, enjoying a gastronomic tour around the two regions. Alternatively, the region can be included in a self-drive touring holiday through the southwest of France, or around the Dordogne, Basque Country and Massif Central. The area can also be reached by train, allowing you to enjoy a rail holiday following in the footsteps of Toulouse Lautrec.

Highlights of Tarn and Lot

Cultural highlights include music festival in Toulouse, Limoux wine, the ruined fortresses of the Cathars, the craggy valley of Aveyron, the mediaeval fortified village of Cordes, Gaillac wine, the Charcuterie of Lacaune, and the Goya museum at Castres.

Tarn and Lot Climate

Average air temperatures in Centigrade: Jan 12.4, Feb 11.5, Mar 12.5, Apr 17.6, May 20.1, Jun 26.5, Jul 28.4, Aug 28.1, Sep 26.1, Oct 21.1, Nov 15.8, Dec 13.5. Source: Direction de la Meteorologique de France.

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