Located on the banks of the Canal de la Robine, the city of Narbonne clearly displays its Roman roots.
In the beautiful central square, there is a piece of the Via Domitia, which was the first Roman road to link Italy with France. This historic centre of the town features shops, cafes and exquisite mansions and Art deco buildings. Each Thursday, a large open air market is held, which is popular with both locals and tourist. The market offers unique local produce and a fantastic atmosphere. You can enjoy a lunch oysters or maybe the fish you purchased from a neighbouring stall. You should also check out the many shops located on the Merchant bridge, which spans the Robine Canal and overlooks the Place de l'Hôtel de Ville.
On the outskirts of Narbonne, it is easy to lose yourself in the narrow, winding streets which open abruptly onto broad avenues. Traditional mansion houses blend with the modern architecture of museums and schools. Here you will find the serene spots and lively crowds that only the cities of the south can produce.
Narbonne is a city of contrasts and history which is full of the treasures of humanity.