Julie Kershaw

Albi: a medieval southern French town with a violent past

Often overlooked in favour of Toulouse or Carcassonne, the town of Albi, at the centre of the anti-Cathar crusades and the woad trade, has a lot to offer the cultural visitor Read the guide

Liverpool's top 10 attractions

Liverpool wasn't awarded Capital of Culture and UNESCO World Heritage Site status for nothing - you could spend a week exploring the city. But for those with just a few days, here are the must-sees Read the guide