Narbonne is a city and a commune in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in southern part of France. Once Narbonne was a prosperous port, but now it is located 15km from the seashore and has the popularity of about 46,000. In the center of the city runs the Canal de la Robine, which links it to the Aude river and Canal du Midi. The settlement was founded in 118 BC by the Roman colonists and was an important trade route from Italy to Spain. It began to flourish after the Julius Caesar given lands here to his legionaries. At various times it was a Moorish city and a part of the Carolingian Empire.
The decline of Narbonne began already in the 14th century when the river Aude changed its course. It began too difficult to navigate on the river. From the 16th century local residents began to build the canal to the Canal du Midi (the Royal Canal) to renew access to the sea. The growth of other ports, plagues and devastations led the port into decline, but today it managed to preserve its limited range of goods transported through it.
The major city attraction of Narbonne is The Cathedrale Saint-Just-et-Saint-Pasteur. It has quite interesting history and is still not finished, but is thought to be one of the tallest cathedrals in France. The building began in the 13th century and tourists from all over the world come here to see this ancient religious site. Among other attractions are "Palais des Archevêques" or the Archbishop's Palace, Musee Archeologique, the Roman Horreum, Remains of the Via Domitia, limestone massif "La Clape" and Halles de Narbonne covered market that works every day.
In addition to attractions and beautiful scenery tourists can book holiday homes in Narbonne. There are available different types of villas, houses, bungalows and others. At tourists’ service are many pools, restaurants, bars and secluded sandy beaches. All rooms are fully furnished and qualified staff will always help you.