Canal de la Robine to navigate through the city to the sea
Les Halles, covered and open markets
Narbonne, the Visigoth kings’ former residence and capital of the Roman Septimania, is devoted to the Mediterranean art of living and marks the dividing line between Languedoc and Roussillon. The Archbishops’ Palace in the historic town and its 40-metre high fortified tower stand on the ruins of the Gallo-Roman ramparts and the Via Domitia, overlooking the town.
Narbonne will cast its beautiful and ancient spell on you. An endless beach of fine sand, 3000 hours of sunshine per year. Six museums, sixteen classified monuments, a Regional Natural Park, two natural massifs, two Appellations d’Origine Contrôlées. A taste for good parties with lots of excellent free shows and events for young and old alike…
The town port in Narbonne is situated on the La Robine canal, a UNESCO world heritage site. In fact, the canal is the central thoroughfare of Narbonne, where its true heart beats. Pleasure craft have 2.5 km, with four different quays for mooring, adding color and life to the city.
The hundred year-old Market, les Halles in Narbonne is a cornucopia of the wonderful wares produced in the area, with a selection of treats for real gourmets: olives, honey, thyme, rosemary, oysters and sardines, not to mention the local IGP and AOC wines. The more inquisitive visitor may go to the vineyards and taste the wines at their source in the company of vintners passionate about their art. All the art of good living, which you’re invited to taste, savor and enjoy.
Saint-Just and Saint-Pasteur Cathedral
The Cloister of the Archbishop’s Palace:
The Palace has a magnificent donjon with views over Narbonne