Narbonne

  • Located in the east of the Aude administrative region, Narbonne (named after the old Roman colony of Narbo-Martius) looks longingly towards the Mediterranean. 
It is some 9 mi from the coast and the seaside resort of Narbonne-Plage. Further west and inland is Carcassonne, followed closely by the Pyrenees and then Spain.
One of Narbonne's strengths is the central status art has long enjoyed in town ...
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  • Thanks to its geographical location and sunny weather, the city of Narbonne offers all sorts of lazier pastimes, but also proposes a variety of water sports for more active folk.
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  • The cathedral is open from 9:00am to 12:00am and from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. You can also visit the Cathedral Treasury upon presenting a pass obtained from the guardian.
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  • Covering more than 65 square miles, Narbonne is the biggest city in the French department of Aude. The city was built between the La Clape massif and the Corbières hills.
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  • The Art and History Museum is found in the Archbishop's Palace in Narbonne. The museum has a number of collections, including one of fine arts.
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination France

Located in the east of the Aude administrative region, Narbonne (named after the old Roman colony of Narbo-Martius) looks longingly towards the Mediterranean.
It is some 9 mi from the coast and the seaside resort of Narbonne-Plage. Further west and inland is Carcassonne, followed closely by the Pyrenees and then Spain.
One of Narbonne's strengths is the central status art has long enjoyed in town life, hence the wealth of its current heritage and its nickname 'Ville d'Art' (town of art).
These days, the town is developing its tourist potential, motivated largely by its rich local craft industry, an ideal geographical location, and a civic calendar that is kept full of events all year round.

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