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Narbonne

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The Cathedrale Saint Just et Saint Pasteur

Narbonne is a city in Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France.

Understand[edit]

Narbonne was an important place in Roman times, being at the junction between the Via Domitia and the Via Aquitania. Trade was prominent here and there was a Forum and warehouses for grain and products. The underground storage sites are worth visiting.

Get in[edit]

Narbonne has an SNCF rail station with direct connections to Paris, Barcelona, Toulouse, Marseille and many regional destinations.

The A9 (Route Aquitaine) and A61 motorways pass through/near Narbonne.

The nearest airport is in Béziers, and other (relatively) close airports are in Carcassonne, Montpellier and Perpignan.

Get around[edit]

Much of the city centre can be covered on foot. There is also a free (tiny!) shuttle bus that cuts a route from the Mediatheque along the canal and around other parts of town.

See[edit]

The Archbishop's Palace on the main square in town
  • Archbishops' Palace (Palais du Pape). Good views from the top of the tower (donjon) over towards the nearby cathedral and the surrounding areas. €4 to climb the tower.
  • Via Domitia. An excavated section of the Via Domitia, the Roman road that ran from Italy to Spain. free.
  • 1 Narbonne Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Just-et-Saint-Pasteur de Narbonne). Begun in 1272, but unfinished, this cathedral is the fourth tallest in France. Free. Narbonne Cathedral (Q473121) on Wikidata Narbonne Cathedral on Wikipedia
  • Archaeological Museum (Musée Archeologique). An archaeological museum in the town centre
  • Roman Horreum. A former grain warehouse, built underground as a cryptoporticus.

Do[edit]

Take a trip to the beach at nearby Narbonne Plage (15km away.)

Buy[edit]

Market Hall

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

There are various cafes and bars around the main square.

Sleep[edit]

Connect[edit]

Go next[edit]

Visit nearby wall city Carcassonne, soak up some rays on the beach Narbonne Plage, or head down to Catalonian city Perpignan.


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