On the shores of the Mediterranean and at the heart of the Aude department, Narbonne is both a famous seaside resort and a historic city with an exceptional cultural heritage. If you love beaches and cultural heritage, you will definitely soon be won over!
Narbonne, culture and heritage
Renting your holiday accommodation near Narbonne is an opportunity to explore the rich heritage of a Town of Art and History founded two millennia ago! The city nicknamed "the daughter of Rome" is on the Robine Canal and listed as part of World Heritage by UNESCO. It is filled with monuments, museums and unusual places to visit. Saint-Just-et-Saint-Pasteur Cathedral is the city's most prestigious monument, even though... it was never finished! Among the city's architectural treasures are the Archbishops' Palace, the Gilles Aycelin castle keep, the Narbonne indoor market and the Madeleine Chapel with its 14th century wall paintings. They all have a special place in Narbonne's cultural landscape.
There are plenty of museums to satisfy the most eclectic tastes, including the Horreum Romain Museum (an underground maze dating from the Roman period), the Archaelogical Museum and the Charles Trenet House (a native of Narbonne). And if you aren't in a hurry, take a stroll to the Blue Penitents Chapel, the former Carmelite convent, the Hôtel de la Brigade or the famous (covered) Merchants' Bridge.
Of course, your stay in Narbonne would not be complete without a visit to Fontfroide Abbey, one of the great Cistercian abbeys in France. This gem of the Corbières region is 15 minutes from Narbonne and was founded in the 12th century. All summer long, the abbey hosts an exhibition of contemporary art, as well as a night-time show introducing visitors to the site's history. And what is our favourite leisure activity at Le Neptune holiday residence? A trip on a little electric boat along the Robine Canal!
Narbonne at the beach
Narbonne stands on the Mediterranean and is famous for its seaside resort - Narbonne Plage - about 15 minutes from the old town centre. FIve kilometres of sandy beach, 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, a long pedestrian promenade... It would be hard to beat Narbonne beach! And if you add in the special events that bring the resort to life in summer and the water sports, you can be sure you will have a great stay at the seaside in our holiday residence !
Narbonne at the heart of nature
Narbonne is also a sea of green surrounded by lagoons, vineyards looking out to sea, fragrant pine forests and sparkling lakes with the Corbières mountains in the background! Here, nature is untamed and preserved. Most of Greater Narbonne is in the Narbonnaise Regional Nature Park, a sublime natural setting that is ideal for open-air activities such as hiking, mountain biking, climbing, horse riding and whitewater sports that you can enjoy all through your stay at our holiday residence!