Narbonne, France

Narbonne Panorama
City of Narbonne in south of France, and the Saint Just cathedral, viewed from the Gilles Aycelin dungeon. This panorama is made from 4 portrait pictures taken à 17mm on a 1.6 crop body (28mm équiv.), f/8.0, 1/500s and ISO100. Original pictures were underexposed, but fixed with Gimp. Stitching was done with Hugin and Enblend. Resulting horizontal FOV is about 130°. Taken by Wikimedia Commons user Benh LIEU SONG.

Population: 52,252 (2008)

Language(s): French

Demonym: Narbonnaise

Area: 173 km2 (67 mi2)

Dialing Code: +33

Electricity Adapter: 230 V, 50 Hz, Plug/Socket Types: C & E

Time Zone: Central European Time (UTC+1); Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)


Narbonne is a small town, or commune, in southern France, located in the picturesque in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. It is 849 km (528 mi) from Paris, in the Aude department.

Because of its near proximity to the Mediterranean Sea, located a mere 21-minute, 16 km (10 mi) drive away, Narbonne has become quite a happening little tourist destination. The town’s location was also key from long ago, when it was right on the via Domitia, the Roman (Empire) road connecting Italy with Spain; it became the first Roman colony outside of Italy.

Must See:

  • Place de l’Hôtel de Ville
  • Cathedrale Saint-Just (Narbonne Cathedral)
  • Palais des Archevêques (Archbishop’s Palace)
  • Horreum – Ancient underground Roman tunnels interconnected and used formerly as grain storage
  • Musée Archeologique (Archaeological Museum)
  • Canal de la Robine

Tourist Routes:

Check out this page from Narbonne‘s Tourism Bureau for some helpful tourist routes to maximize your time and experience while in Narbonne. Tourist Routes ->

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