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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 of Narbonne 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 Narbonne Archbishop's 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 bossed walls was built on the ruins of a Gallo-Roman rampart that used to defend the city centre in ancient times. Constructed at the end of the 13C, it was a testament to episcopal power 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 Narbonne Museum of Art and History Interesting

    Museums and art

    Palais des Archevêques F - 11100 Narbonne

    Housed in the former apartments of the archbishops, this museum presents a fine collection of pharmacy pots from Montpellier, ceramics from the greatest French factories (such as Montpellier, Moustiers, Marseille), plus several Flemish and Italian pa..

  • 8 Pont des Marchands Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    F - 11100 Narbonne

    This pretty bridge of Roman origin supports a double row of houses with colourful façades on the canal side, located either side of a busy pedestrianised shopping street. Only an arch remains from the bridge, which followed the ancient Via Domitia.

  • 9 Place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville, Narbonne

    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..

  • 10 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.

  • 11 Church of St Sébastien, Narbonne

    Religious buildings

    r. Michelet F - 11100 Narbonne

    This Flamboyant-Gothic church is said to stand on the site of the house where St Sebastian was born. A Carmelite convent and cloister have stood either side of the house since the 17C. Today, the whole thing has been turned into private housing aroun..

  • 12 Horreum

    Archaeological and historical sites

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

    Horreum is not a horror museum! The word means "warehouse" in Latin. Exceptionally well preserved, the one in Narbonne (1C BC) was commensurate with the importance of the Roman town. It was most probably located beneath the buildings of the..

  • 13 Narbonne powder magazine

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Salengro F - 11100 Narbonne

    This 18C gunpowder house with its powerful buttresses today houses temporary exhibitions.

  • 14 Berges de la Robine

    Nature and gardens

    D13 F - 11100 Narbonne

    A diversion of the Aude, the Canal de la Robine links the river to the Canal de Jonction (which in turn meets the Canal du Midi) from Sallèles d'Aude to Port la Nouvelle. With its plane tree-lined banks and canal boat promenade, it is a pleasant plac..

  • 15 Basilica of St Paul, Narbonne

    Religious buildings

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

    The Basilique St Paul was built on the site of a Christian necropolis. It has a remarkably elevated chancel (large arcades, double triforium, high windows) and an early Christian crypt that was once part of a 3C and 4C necropolis in which six sarcoph..

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