5 minutes drive from Chez Mackenzie, or if you feel like a bit more excercise you can take a good country walk there – a leisurely 2-1/2 to 3 hours (and then you have to walk back again), but at least there is a lovely bar restaurant at Penne to have a drink and a bite to eat!
Albi is truly worth a visit – the town is about 40 minutes drive from Chez Mackenzie. The cathedral St. Cécile is quite magnificent and next door is the Toulouse Lautrec Museum. Also lots of restaurants and shopping!
Here is a little movie I found on youtube to give you a quick guide to Albi – with English subtitles!