La Réserve          

 81 Route de Cordes 81000 Albi − France

Member of Relais & Chateaux

In the Midi-Pyrénées region as the Tarn river wends its way along, the 5 star hotel, La Réserve welcomes you for exceptional occasions. Our Relais & Châteaux establishment is situated in a park of 7 hectares at the gates of Albi and its architectural marvels.

Ideally situated, our establishment is available for private functions. - weddings, receptions, banquets, group stays or seminars.

One of a long line of hoteliers going back to 1734, your host, Hélène Hijosa-Rieux, will be delighted to welcome you and guide you in your choice of booking and room.

La Réserve

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Albi : World Heritage of UNESCO

On 31 July 2010, the Episcopal city of Albi was added to the UNESCO world heritage list. It thus proudly joined some 911 renowned places that are part of the natural and cultural heritage of humanity. Albi, a city of Art and History, conceals many architectural treasures.

The old city, remarkably well preserved, has numerous buildings made of brick, which explains the name "Red Town" given to Albi.

The 13 th century cathedral Saint Cecile towers over the whole town. The impressive Palais de le Berbie today houses the Toulouse-Lautrec museum.

Make the most of your stay at La Réserve to explore a town with an exceptional heritage.


The Hotel-Restaurant La Réserve in Albi 5 stars :

  • Relais & Châteaux since 1973
  • The hotel is on the banks of the Tarn in a Park of 5 hectares
  • 20 air-conditioned rooms and suites located in 2 buildings
  • Gourmet, air-conditioned restaurant or meals served on the terrace
  • Seminars - several rooms available for meetings
  • Weddings, group meals or stays.
  • Hotel can be rented for private functions
  • Helipad : N43° 56’ 84’’ E 2° 07’ 75’’
  • Outdoor pool (20mX10m)
  • Wellness centre : Jacuzzi, Sauna and Fitness equipment
  • Tennis court and table tennis table (rackets provided)
  • Pool table, games room
  • 6 golf courses nearby
  • Babysitting on request
  • Kitchen garden
  • Concierge 24h/24h
  • Laundry service
  • Closed free car park
  • Paying garage (€20/night)
  • Free WiFi access
  • Access for the disabled


The 5 star hotel, La Réserve in Albi has 20 rooms and luxury suites all individually decorated. The rooms are located in two buildings and each room has its own balcony or terrace overlooking the garden or the Tarn river. This makes your room a place of calm and serenity.

Whether the atmosphere is resolutely design or more traditional with Art Nouveau or modern furnishings, our range of rooms will allow you to relax in a world of your choice.

All apartments and rooms are air-conditioned with satellite television, wake-up clock, IPhone base, minibar, safe, hair dryer...


Our Deluxe rooms are located in two buildings and all have balconies overlooking either the Tarn river or the park.

Our Deluxe Tarn and Deluxe Park rooms are equipped with a double bed or two single beds according to your choice, and have a bathroom with bath and separate shower.


Our Superior rooms are located in the main building and all have a balcony overlooking either the pool and the Tarn or the park.

The Superior rooms at la Réserve have a double bed and a bathromm with shower only.


1 King or 2 twin beds – Around 40sqm / 430sqft.

Sitting area with sofa, armchairs, and desk. Long balcony with outdoors furniture – Tarn river view.


You can make yourself comfortable in one of the air-conditioned Suite or Junior Suite at La Réserve that are well appointed for family use.

The Suites consist of a main bedroom with a double bed or 2 single beds according to your choice and a balcony overlooking the river as well as a living room also with a balcony with park view. The living room can accommodate 2 or 3 children.

The fully-equipped bathroom also has a separate shower.


Recharge your batteries on the banks of the Tarn in a protected green setting. Stroll along the river through our 5 hectares of parkland. In the shadow of a tree, perhaps you'll be lucky enough to see a boat sailing on the waters of the river.

La Réserve in Albi also provides you with a huge swimming pool (20m X 10m) facing south. The terrace is an ideal spot for contemplation and rest. A real moment of charm and serenity awaits you among the flowers and greenery on the banks of the Tarn not far from the Episcopal city of Albi.

Gourmet Restaurant

We are looking forward to welcoming you.

Our menus are seasonal - only fresh products are used.


The restaurant open for Lunch and Dinner except on Tuesday all the day.
Lunch : 12pm - 13pm.
Dinner : 7pm – 9pm.

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec Bar

Take time out at the Bar at La Réserve in Albi. 

The Bar is named after the famous painter born in Albi, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, some of whose work is on display in the Episcopal city.

Comfortably installed outdoors or in the shelter of the gazebos by the river, you can take time to chat with family or friends.


Please fill this form for individuals or for groups and you shall receive an answer written by a live person at La Réserve. This is the only way you can know exactly what room types are available for the dates you want, and the best possible rate, because you are dealing directly with the hotel.
Bear in mind that websites set up to give an automatic answer, work with allocated quotas given by the hotel, therefore when it appears there are no rooms available for the date you want, this is not necessarily true, because they never allocate ALL the rooms to third parties.

Hotel: La Réserve

Address: 81 Route de Cordes 81000 Albi

Region: The Greater South West

Country: France

Official website:

Telephone: + 33 (0)5 63 60 80 80

Fax: +33 (0) 5 63 47 63 60

Hotel email:

By Car:
On leaving Toulouse, follow the A68 motorway to Albi. Leave the motorway when Albi Centre Ville is indicated, then continue straight ahead. Go through the town and after crossing the Pont Neuf, take the D600 in the direction of Cordes.

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 43.9477556 / longitude: 2.1307746

By Train:
Albi-Madeleine Station: 2km

By Helicopter:
Helipad: N43° 56’ 84’’ E 2° 07’ 75’’

By Plane:
Albi airport for private planes: 10 minutes
Toulouse Blagnac airport: 80 km
Castres Mazamet airport: 55km
Rodez Marcillac: 80km

Distances in Kilometers from Abli to:
Downtown: 3
Cordes: 20
Castres: 48
Rodez: 70
Toulouse: 80
Cahors: 106
Millau: 124
Carcassonne: 169
Montpellier: 260
Paris: 702

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