This is a spectacular boutique hotel that you might expect to find in central Paris rather than Albi. With five junior suites and two large bedrooms, it is the inspiration of two professional interior designers so expect rooms individually decorated with panache. Furnishings are super comfortable with armchairs, matching fabrics and colors and one-off accessories carefully sourced to match the feel of each room. Public areas are equally sophisticated, including an elegant outdoor terrace. Alchimy is really a restaurant with rooms; the brasserie is another must-see venue with columns, mirrors, a glass roof, and modern chandelier. This is the restaurant of choice for chic locals. A la carte main dishes range from 18.90€ to 32.90€ but order the fixed-price menus for great food superbly cooked. Lunch menus run from 15€ to 27.90€.