Narbonne is situated near the Mediterranean coast in the Aude department of the Languedoc region of Southern France. Founded in 118 BC as a Roman port. It's now a city of 40,000 and a few kilometres from the sea.
The Canal de Robine - which joins the Canal du Midi - runs through the centre of the city. It's really quite lovely.
Narbonne is less than a one hour drive from the Spanish border. It is an interesting well maintained City with a long history.
The centre of Narbonne contains boulevards, narrow streets, squares and ancient buildings. Among these are traditional markets, cafes, restaurants, boutiques, bakers and confectioners. On the outskirts of Narbonne there are hypermarkets, sports facilities and of course vineyards.
The old town has been tastefully enhanced with gushing fountains, pedestrianised streets and provides a wonderful Southern French atmosphere with a Spanish twist.
Every morning it's fabulous food market in 'Les Halles' sells fresh locally grown vegetables, meats (including horse), charcuterie, fish, cheeses, pastries and much more including a few locally produced wines.
Sourced with thanks from Languedoc Holiday Guide / Narbonne