Narbonne, France

Self Catering Narbonne Holiday Homes, Villas and Apartments to rent

Narbonne is a found in the Aude department in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Narbonne is located about 15 km from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. A stay in a Narbonne Holiday Home means you can also enjoy the nearby Canal du Midi and the Aude River.

Narbonne was once a prosperous city port, today when you rent a Narbonne Holiday Villa you can enjoy an attractive city on the Mediterranean coast perfectly situated between Perpignan and Montpellier.

When you rent a holiday home in Narbonne you can indulge the senses in all that the city has to offer: a plethora of shops, an attractive area around the cathedral - the Place de l’Hotel de Ville, the Canal de la Robine running through the centre of the town and a whole selection of beautiful buildings with interesting architectural features.

Other attractions worth a visit when you stay in self-catering holiday accommodation in Narbonne include: Le Palais Vieux: (the old Palace). Le Cour de la Madeleine, the old palace courtyard, is entered through a gateway, and the area is dominated by the Saint Theodard bell tower and the cathedral. Excavations at the site have revealed three older religious structures predating the current cathedral.

La Cathedrale Saint Just et Saint Pasteur and the Palais des Archeveques: together these form an impressive structure. Le Palais Neuf is gothic in style and was built for the Archbishop.Outside on the Place de l’Hotel de Ville are the towers of St Martial, the Madeleine, and the Gilles Aycelin keep. Not far away L’Horreum (grain store) is the only building left from Roman times. Inside are lots of underground galleries in which goods were stored. On the edge of the town centre is the Basilique Saint Paul, an early Gothic church which has been built on the site of a 4th-century necropolis.

Le Musee Archeologique situated in the archbishop’s palace has a gallo-romain section which includes lots of remains illustrating the life of Narbo-Martius when the town was a Roman colony in 118 BC. Le Musée d’Art et d’Histoire includes a visit to the apartments of the archbishop arranged as they were in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Near Narbonne is the Abbaye Fontfroide, a beautifully preserved monastic estate complete with church, cloister, chapter hall and laybrother’s buildings.

Getting to you Self-Catering Holiday Home in Narbonne: The Gare de Narbonne railway station offers direct connections to Paris, Barcelona, Toulouse, Marseille and several regional destinations. Via road the A61 to Toulouse, A75 to Paris / Clermont Ferrand, A9 to Spain. There is an international airport at Carcassonne which welcomes flights from Ryanair from London, East Midlands and Dublin.

Narbonne experiences a warm Mediterranean climate similar to much of southern France.