The charm of the ‘red town’ of Albi. The gentleness of the Tarn department. The warmth of sincere and generous hospitality. Welcome to Kerry Bertaux's hotel.
“We enjoy having direct contact with people. It makes us happy to know they are happy. We enjoy the relationship we form with returning guests.”
“We listen to what our guests want. We do everything to keep them happy.”, explain Kerry Bertaux. Because here, in the heart of Albi, the service must be welcoming. And The Originals City, Hotel Le Cantepau, Albi is a 3-star hotel with a soul: “It’s an establishment on a human scale, a family hotel,” add Kerry. This warm atmosphere is found in the 34 ‘colonial’ style rooms. The harmonious shades contribute to the overall elegance with a particularly cosy feel. The whole team make every effort for their guests, 7 days a week.
“Our hotel is in a colonial style. The wood, the rattan cane and large ventilators above the beds are testament to this as well as the harmony of the white, cream and brown shades. It creates a cosy and relaxing ambiance,” explain Kerry. The 34 rooms for 1 or 2 people are also functional and fully equipped. Some are equipped for handicapped guests.
- Non smoking room
- Room service
To get the day off to a good start, the hotel team provide a generous and varied buffet breakfast, served from 6.30 to 9.30 on weekdays and 7.30 to 10.30 at weekends. You can enjoy local products, particularly Croquant de Cordes cookies and homemade jams. All the bread and pastries are cooked that morning in the hotel kitchens.
In the heart of Albi, this hotel is perfectly located to explore a particularly appealing town and region.
SAINTE-CÉCILE CATHEDRALThis cathedral is a real brick fortress. The entrance features a flamboyant and highly elaborate baldaquin porch. The chancel is enclosed by a rood screen, showing the brilliance of the stonecutters, and decorated with an exceptional collection of statues. The fresco of the Last Judgement, below a monumental organ, is a masterpiece of 15th century painting. The large vault, made by artists from Bologna (in the 16th century), shows the influence of Quattrocento painting.
THE EPISCOPAL CITYAlbi’s Episcopal City is recognised by UNESCO on its list of World Heritage Sites. The episcopal palace with its rare splendour and the imposing cathedral are its two stand-out monuments. And it’s the red, pink or ochre brick, depending on the light, which is its architectural signature. The cathedral and Berbie Palace are among the largest brick constructions in the world.
PONT VIEUXAlbi’s Pont Vieux (Old Bridge) is a Medieval bridge which is still in use. As you cross it you will see one of the most beautiful panoramic views of Berbie Palace and Sainte-Cécile cathedral. It is also a link between the two banks of the Tarn. This once-fortified 151-metre bridge was built in 1040. In the 16th century 11 families lived in 60 to 80m2 half-timbered houses on the bridge.
What our customers say
"Our favourite in Albi"
Kerry and his team run a great hotel at Cantepau and always make us feel welcome and valued clients. We've stayed here several times and will certainly be back!
"Clean and Comfortable stay"
Easy to find, room was clean, comfortable and quiet. But some lights didn't work and it was odd that there was no light switch inside by the door.
My stay was for 8 nights and I am a foreigner, traveling alone. The staff were very pleasant throughout my stay. Check-in was super fast and friendly. The room was very clean and they stopped in each day to help it stay that way! There are restaurants nearby that a guest can easily walk to. I only wish that the maid had noticed my dt cokes on the floor and had management put a few in my mini fridge as a pleasant surprise. The internet was easy to navigate too and easly cleared up/