"Narbonne - Take time to meander." Carcassonne Off The Beaten Path Tip by Jerelis

Carcassonne Off The Beaten Path: 42 reviews and 83 photos

  Typical house on our way to the Horreum.
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  • Typical house on our way to the Horreum. - Carcassonne
      Typical house on our way to the Horreum.
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  • Wondering around in Narbonne. - Carcassonne
      Wondering around in Narbonne.
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  • One of those beautiful spots in Narbonne. - Carcassonne
      One of those beautiful spots in Narbonne.
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Take time to meander - losing yourself in the maze of alleys, streets and lanes is one of Narbonne old town´s principal pleasures. The streets wind and wander with no discernible order or object. After our strawl we rewarded ourselves with a cool glass of beer or wine for our effort! We learned that you won´t do justice to the entire city of Narbonne whenever you won´t visit other parts than just the main sights. So ... do meander, because the cluster of sights around the main square are truly beautiful, but the more secret pleasures of the hushed backstreets are just entrancing.

There are truly more than enough vibrant cultural scenes to see, like the off the beaten path Horreum way back in the Rue Rouget de Lisle and for example the Palace Garden at the back of the Palais des Archeveques. Via the pavement along the Canal du Midi, with its beautiful Les Halles, we ended up at the central square, which is probably the most important square of Narbonne. It lead to a great viewing point at the exposed ancient Via Domitia, where we could also get great views at the Narbonne Cathedral. All this may seem very though as finding your way in Narbonne might be difficult, but in really distances are short and the signs will help you in getting around. Enjoy!

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  • Written Sep 12, 2011
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