Narbonne is in the department of the Aude which has a population of 309,770 covering an area of 6,139 km². Situated within the region of Languedoc-Roussillon, the region has a population of 2,295,648 covering an area of 27,376 km²
The capital of the Region is Montpellier, Narbonne has a local population of 51,227
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Situated 25km west of Béziers, Narbonne was founded in 118 BC as a Roman port. Now a city of over 40,000, situated 13km from the sea. The Canal de Robine - which joins the Canal du Midi - runs through the centre of the city.
The Cathedral and the Archbishop's Palace are popular tourist attractions along with the covered market next to the canal.
The Romans made Narbonne the capital of their first colony in Gaul, (Gallia Narbonensis) it was an important port then and later in the Middle Ages.
It has been ruled by Romans, Visigoths, Moors and Franks before becoming part of France in 1507.
Narbonne’s harbour silted up in the 14th century, putting to an end any real chance of prosperity until the wine industry gave it a welcome boost in the late 19th century.
Narbonne has some good beaches, good wildlife at the salt lakes and is within easy reach of the Pyrenees and Northern Spain, hiring a car when visiting Narbonne is a must - just to explore the amazing surrounding country.
Visiting from Narbonne:
The Barbarossa tower at Gruissan is a must see with great views across to the hills of Corbières to the monumental cathedral at Narbonne and across the Mediterranean
One of the most beautiful villages of the Languedoc, straddling two valleys and perched above deep gorges. It was here that many followers of the Cathar religion met their death at the hands of S