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It was a hot one here today. We decided to spend the day exploring the historic centre of Narbonne. Once again we viewed the Les Halles, Cours Mirabeau, and Promenade des Barques, before heading off to enjoy lunch at a crepe shop. We tried both savory and sweet crepes. Yummy!
In the afternoon we climbed up the tower at the Archbishop's Palace to enjoy a fabulous view of Narbonne and surrounding area. Then we visited Cathedral Saint Just et Saint Pasteur. This cathedral was built between 1272-1340, but remains unfinished even today. The local town council refused to demolish the town wall to provide the stones to continue building, for fear of an invasion from the English. The interior features 130' vaulted ceilings, frescoes and huge Flemish tapestries.
We then visited the Horreum which is a Roman underground warehouse that dates back to the end of the 1st century BC. It was probably the below ground section of a market.
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