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Place Roger Salengro11100

Tel:+33 (0)4 68 65 15 60
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Narbonne used to be the capital of the largest Roman colony in Gaul.  Trade flourished until the 15th century when the harbour silted up and the river Aude changed its course.  However, the immense construction of Cathedrale St-Just et St-Saveur had begun and what remains today is just part of a grander vision that was never completed. 

This fantastic Gothic cathedral complete with good stained glass and Aubusson tapestries dominates the heart of the attractive and well restored medieval centre.  Here you'll find many chic shops and good restaurants.  You'll also find the Horreum which is an underground labyrinth of granaries dating back to Roman times and well worth exploring.

Narbonne prospers today from the vineyards that surround it.  The town is clearly well preserved with the attractive Canal de la Robine lined with colourful barges and plane trees providing welcome shade in the midday sun.

What to See - Narbonne Attractions

Abbaye de Fontfroide
13km SW of Narbonne, 11100
a fantastic Cistercian abbey with elegant cloister
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Sept

L'Embrasement de la Cité
La Cite, Carcassonne 11000
one of the most romantic places to celebrate Bastille Day on 14th July when the city holds its firework display
| Admission charge

Reserve Africaine de Sigean
15km S of Narbonne off N9, 11100
see lions & tigers stroll around this great safari park
| Admission charge | Opening Times: May-Oct:daily | Tel: +33 (0)4 68 48 20 20

Gilles Aycelin
Palais des Archeveques, Narbonne 11100
a huge 13th century keep
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jun-Oct:daily

Musee Lapidaire
Eglise Notre-Dame de Lamourguie, Narbonne 11100
all sorts of artefacts from Gallo-Roman Narbonne
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jul-Aug:daily | Tel: +33 (0)4 68 65 53 58

Basilique St-Nazaire
inside La Cite, Carcassonne 11000
fantastic Romanesque & Gothic basilica with its Siege Stone which depicts the siege of Carcassonne by the crusaders
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mon-Sat

Musee de L'Oppidum d'Enserune
Nissan les Enserune, 34500
great archaeological finds from Celtic, Greek & Roman periods
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mid Sep-Mid May:Tue-Sun | Tel: +33 (0)4 67 37 01 23

Musee d'Archeologie et de Prehistoire
Palais des Archeveques, Narbonne 11100
all you need to know about Narbonne's Roman history
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Sep:daily; Oct-Mar:Tue-Sun | Tel: +33 (0)4 68 90 30 54

Château Comtal
inside La Cite, Carcassonne 11000
guided tour of the castle and its ramparts with great views of surrounding area
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mar-Nov

Horreum
Rue Rouget-de-L'Isle, Narbonne 11100
underground labyrinth of granaries dating back to Roman times
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Sep:daily; Oct-Mar:Tue-Sun | Tel: +33 (0)4 68 32 45 30

Im@ginarium
rue St-Jean, Carcassonne 11000
a highly entertaining multimedia exhibition on the Cathars
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Easter-Oct | Tel: +33 (0)4 68 47 78 78