"The Grand City of Narbonne" Top 5 Page for this destination Narbonne by pigletsmom

Narbonne Travel Guide: 106 reviews and 330 photos

Beautiful Old Town set on the Canal de la Robine

Though Narbonne is a fairly large city, once you get into the center, which is the old Medieval section, it is quite pretty and inviting. Narbonne originally was a Roman settlement, and very successful port town that rivaled Marseille. The waters have since receded, making Narbonne an inland city for the past several centuries.

The Cathédrale St-Just-et-St-Pasteur

The Cathédrale St-Just-et-St-Pasteur and it's cloister are both really lovely and should not be missed. Both are beautiful examples of Medeival Gothic architecture.

The tranquil Canal de la Robine

Peaceful and pretty canal that runs right through town. If you walk along the canal, you will come across interesting water locks that are still used today.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Pretty city, with some great architecture and nice cafes!
  • Cons:Parking can be a hassle unless you park near the canal!
  • In a nutshell:Worth the visit, great city!
  • Last visit to Narbonne: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated Jul 18, 2004
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  • arlequin_g's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2005 at 10:00 PM

    What a beautiful places. Maybe it might be my next destiny. Great page and photos.

  • Maillekeukeul's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2005 at 12:10 AM

    I've got some friends living there... Nice pics !!!

  • cadzand's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2005 at 12:48 PM

    Great journey you made through the south of France. And you're right : so many nice little villages to visit.

  • neilward's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2004 at 2:26 AM

    Lovely pages,and some great photos

  • 850prc's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2004 at 7:05 AM

    You post terrific photos, Elissa. Yet another great look at southern France. : )

  • kiwi's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2004 at 8:52 PM

    Super Off the Beaten path tips, and you photograph the same kind of things as me (travelogues)!! Really love this page.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2004 at 7:44 AM

    As usually, you make an “in depth” visit of a region. Narbonne, Minerve, Fontfroide (=cold fountain), that makes a fine visit. Next time, you should book a “pénichette” to live and travel a few days on the canal! Believe me, it’s great!

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