Today we explored historic Narbonne


Advertisement
France's flag
Europe » France
July 9th 2016
Published: July 1st 2017
Edit Blog Post

Geo: 43.1836, 3.00419

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.


Additional photos below
Photos: 15, Displayed: 15


Advertisement



11th July 2016

Tooooo cute
15th July 2016

What a great picture! Texas size bench in France.

Tot: 2.926s; Tpl: 0.043s; cc: 5; qc: 45; dbt: 0.04s; 2; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.4mb