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  • 1 St Just and St Pasteur Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    r. Armand-Gautier F - 11100 Narbonne

    The High Gothic chancel was completed in 1332 but to continue it would have been necessary to demolish part of the ramparts, which at the time were still of use. Work stopped there and thus the cathedral is made up of an architecturally pure chancel ..

  • 2 Archaeological Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Palais des Archevêques F - 11100 Narbonne

    In addition to its lapidary collection evoking the institutions, religious and commercial practices of Roman Narbonne, the Archaeological Museum has France's best collection of Roman paintings. Primarily from the archaeological site of Clos de la Lom..

  • 3 Fontfroide Abbey Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    rte D 613 F - 11100 Narbonne

    In the Corbières hinterland, the abbey buildings of Fontfroide were mainly erected in the 12C-13C and represent the apogee of the Cistercian style, enhanced by fine 20C stained-glass windows. The cloister is very elegant and the church is large yet w..

  • 4 Archbishops' Palace Interesting

    Religious buildings

    F - 11100 Narbonne

    The Archbishops' Palace was originally a modest ecclesiastical residence. It includes religious, civil and miltary buildings that were added down the centuries. It is essentially composed of three tall towers - a keep by Gilles-Aycelin, a lovely exam..

  • 5 Gilles-Aycelin Keep Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de l'Hôtel-de-Ville, accès par la boutique du Palais des Achevêques F - 11100 Narbonne

    This keep with its bossed walls was built on the vestiges of a Gallo-Roman rampart that used to defend the heart of the town in Antiquity. Constructed at the end of the 13C, it confirmed episcopal force in the face of the viscounts housed on the othe..

  • 6 Musée lapidaire de Narbonne Interesting

    Museums and art

    pl. Émile-Digeon F - 11100 Narbonne

    The lapidary museum contains 1,300 antique writings, steles, lintels, busts, sarcophaguses, and enormous sculpted blocks. Most of the items come from the ramparts of the walled town and show the prestigious past of the former capital of Gaul in Narbo..

  • 7 Musée d'Art et d'Histoire Interesting

    Museums and art

    Palais des Archevêques F - 11100 Narbonne

    Housed in the former apartments of the archbishops, this museum of art and history contains a lovely collection of majolica pharmacy pots from Montpellier, and other examples from Narbonne, Montpellier and Marseille, plus several Flemish and Italian ..

  • 8 Pont des Marchands Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    F - 11100 Narbonne

    This bridge with its multicoloured painted façade is crossed by a busy pedestrianised shopping street that follows the ancient Via Domitia.

  • 9 Basilica of St Paul Interesting

    Religious buildings

    r. de l'Hôtel-Dieu F - 11100 Narbonne

    This basilica was built in the place of a Christian necropolis. It has a remarkably high chancel and early Christian crypt that were once part of a necropolis built at the time of Constantine that still contains six sarcophagae.

  • 10 Place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    F - 11100 Narbonne

    This is the busy centre of the town, dominated by the Archbishops' Palace and its keep. Between Tour Saint-Martial and the Gilles-Aycelin keep stands the Hôtel de Ville, built by Viollet-le-Duc in a neo-Gothic style. On the square, note the section o..

  • 11 Passage de l'Ancre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Passage de l'Ancre F - 11000 Narbonne

    Between the street and the passage, this fortified thoroughfare with impressive walls separates the Palais Vieux from the Palais Neuf, and leads to Place de l'Hôtel de Ville and the cathedral cloister.

  • 12 Church of St Sébastien

    Religious buildings

    r. Michelet F - 11100 Narbonne

    This church is said to stand on the site of the house where St Sebastian was born. Its Flamboyant Gothic style has been flanked by a Carmelite convent and cloister since the 17C. In the chapel of Sainte-Thérèse, there is a painting by Mignard.

  • 13 Horreum

    Archaeological and historical sites

    7 r. Rouget-de-l'Isle F - 11100 Narbonne

    This former Roman warehouse has two galleries that are open to the public. They lead to small cells where merchandise was sorted. Ramps linked this warehouse to the forum market.

  • 14 Poudrière

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Salengro F - 11100 Narbonne

    This 17C gunpowder house with its powerful buttresses today houses temporary exhibitions.

  • 15 Canal de la Robine

    Nature and gardens

    D13 F - 11100 Narbonne

    Crossing Narbonne, this canal links Sallèles d'Aude to Port la Nouvelle. With its plane tree-lined banks and canal boat promenade, it is a pleasant place to take a stroll.

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