With a mild Mediterranean climate, Narbonne is a coastal city that is well known for Narbonne beach. Its historical and cultural heritage dates back to 2,500 years, quite amazing!
Despite being a city full of life, it is also a quiet city in which you will not find large crowds. However, in recent years, its popularity has increased.
As in all of France, you must try a nice glass of wine when you visit Narbonne. It is famous for its wines and wine cellars, which can also visit. Moreover, its food is the perfect blend between French and Mediterranean cuisine, using the best local products.
You cannot miss it
You cannot miss the following places when you travel to Narbonne by train:
- Canal de la Robine. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the canal follows the old course of Aude River. You can visit the canal by bicycle or on a boat, and simply enjoy everything surrounding it.
- Cathédrale Saint-Just-et-Saint-Pasteur. Of a Gothic style, this impressive and huge cathedral can be found in the heart of the city. With a height of up to 41 metres, it is the fourth tallest in France, although it is unfinished, since finishing it would have required demolishing the city wall at the time.
- Les Halles. This roofed market was built in the twentieth century and is considered to be one of the most authentic in France. With up to 70 stalls, it is open almost every day of the year until lunch time. Visit the market and indulge in some of its delicious products!
- Archbishop's Palace. This impressive building is a sign of ecclesiastical power throughout history. Its huge Gilles Aycelin tower is worth a visit, since you can enjoy one of the best panoramic views of the city from the top.
- L´Horreum. These underground galleries date back to the first century BC. They are at a depth of 5 metres underground. They appear to have been part of a building's foundations, probably those of a market or warehouse, whose secrets have not yet been revealed after many investigations. A very unique Roman monument, which you can certainly not miss.
- The birthplace of Charles Trenet. This is the home where French artist Charles Trénet was born and lived. This famous French composer and singer is considered by many as "the father of French song". His home inspired him to write many songs.
- Basilique Saint-Paul. This basilica was built between the twelfth and sixteenth centuries and has a blend of Romanesque and Gothic styles. There is an early Christian crypt inside that was part of the necropolis of the third and fourth centuries, in which visitors will find up to six sarcophaguses.
Travel by train to Narbonne
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Narbonne station is the city's main train station. It is only a 10-minute walk from the city centre.