How long do you expect to stay ?
A real off beaten tracks and wonderful way of visiting inner France is by renting a river boat.
Among the many choices, the canal du midi is a fantastic opportunity to cross from West (near Bordeaux) to East (just S of Lyon). It passes through Toulouse, Castelnaudary, Carcassone, Sète, the Camargue.
No licence required, you stop whenever and wherever you feel like, folding mini-bikes are provided and a bbq if requested, you shop straight from the producer (most lock keepers sell their own products) or the nearby mini-market, you will forget that cars, trains, traffic lights, and many annoying consequences of our galoping society do exist.
The more you are the less it costs, if only two it is on the expensive side, four starts being fair, six is a bargain.
Trident3 Albi is indeed wonderful, but if one ventures there, the nearby Cordes sur Ciel is a jewel straight out of the Middle Ages.
Gaillac wines (Coteaux du Tarn AC
) are pretty average, the white is acceptable, the red is usually called "le gros rouge qui tache" (the big red that stains).