- Albi is also a municipality in the comarca (county) of Garrigues, in Catalonia.
Albi is a city and commune in southern France. It is the préfecture (capital) of the Tarn département, and is located on the Tarn River, 22 miles northeast of Toulouse. Population (1999): 46,274. Its inhabitants are called Albigensians (French: Albigeois).
The city was founded by the Roman Empire, and was then known as Albiga. The Albigensians, 12th and 13th century heretics, got their name from this city.
Among the monuments of the town are the Sainte Cécile basilica, world largest brick construction, and the Old Bridge (Pont Vieux) still in use today after a millennium of existence.
Albi was the birthplace of: