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


The Cathedrale Saint Just et Saint Pasteur

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]

Map of Narbonne

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.


The Archbishop's Palace on the main square in town
  • 1 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.
  • 2 Via Domitia. An excavated section of the Via Domitia, the Roman road that ran from Italy to Spain. free.
  • 3 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
  • 4 Roman Horreum. A former grain warehouse, built underground as a cryptoporticus.


  • 5 Museum of Archaeology in Narbonne (Musée archéologique de Narbonne), Place de l'Hôtel de Ville. Museum of Archaeology in Narbonne (Q11694502) on Wikidata
  • 6 Museum of Art and History of Narbonne (Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Narbonne), Palais des Archevêques, Place de l'Hôtel de Ville. Musée d'art et d'histoire de Narbonne (Q3329619) on Wikidata Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Narbonne on Wikipedia
  • 7 NarboVia, Avenue de Gruissan, 50. Narbo Via (Q30738411) on Wikidata


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


Market Hall



There are various cafes and bars around the main square.



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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