Narbonne

The Cathedrale Saint Just et Saint Pasteur

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

Understand

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

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

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

The Archbishop's Palace on the main square in town

Do

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

Buy

Market Hall

Drink

There are various cafes and bars around the main square.

Go next

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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