NARBONNE, AUDE, LANGUEDOC



Introduction   History   Market   Restaurants    Medieval Festival

 Narbonne and the Canal de la Robine


Narbonne, Main Square

Main Square in Narbonne with Archbishop's Palace

Les Halles, Narbonne
You must visit Les Halles in Narbonne


Narbonne

Oh Narbonne!
Cathedral St Just standing high
Above the plain, its arms straddling the sea
I love to take you on a Sunday morning
Swimming in the crowds as they shop and sell
at the market that runs both sides of the Canal de la Robine.


History



The smell and sights of foods and fruit
Shimmering in the covered market.
How I like to ooze through, take a beer at a bar,
And sidle by Notre Dame de Lamourguier
Where inside Roman statues stand and gape,
Then walk back over the canal where once the Via Domita ran
Uncovered now in the main square
Where the manikins of the belles dames of France look down.
How the wheels must have bumped
When Centurians went on their way
To villas in vineyards in distant hills.
Now must we crawl and step deep into
The horreum, the dark subterranean storehouse
Or wander a few yards to where St Sebastien
The saint martyred by the slaughter of arrows, was born,
And to his church standing in a web of streets and alleys that make us explore

Sunday Market

Oh Narbonne!
Cathedral St Just standing high
Above the plain, its arms straddling the sea
I love to take you on a Sunday morning
Swimming in the crowds as they shop and sell
at the market that runs both sides of the Canal de la Robine

© Giles Mitchell.


Recommended restaurants in Narbonne

Brasserie L'Estagnol
Le Petit Comptoir
Brasserie Co

See complete listing of recommended Narbonne Restaurants


Go to
Narbonne Theatre for movies, music, theatre and more

And
Here you will find whats happening where in Narbonne

Visit nearby Gruissan and its lovely beaches


cathedral St Just, Narbonne
Narbonne Cathedral

Visit the Trésor at the Cathedral and
marvel at the magic of the whispering gallery

musee lapidaire, roman museum, narbonne
Musée Lapidaire

Visit the dusty Roman museum in Narbonne before the new museum opens:
Narbo Via - new museum of antiquities in Narbonne

NARBONNE AREA HOLIDAY RENTALS

Chateau du Grand Pin
Sleeps 6 - 12. Swimming pool. Internet.

Poilhes, Canal du Midi

Sleeos 2-4, Terrace, Internet

Le Clos, Gruissan Plage
Sleeos 8, Swimming Pool, Internet

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