We have briefly left the canal du midi and swapped it for the Canal de la Robine which runs straight through the middle of Narbonne.
We set off on our E Bikes and cycled along the canal which took us straight into the centre of the historic town.
We visited the Cathedral Saint Just et Saint Pastuer which dates back to 1272 and is still one of the tallest in France. It looks like it has been frozen in time as the rear of the building was never finished.
The Archbishops Palace is France’s second most important group of archbishop monumental buildings.
Merchants Bridge is a UNESCO listed site. It links the suburbs to the city and across the Canal. It reminded us of a smaller version of the Ponte Vecchio in Florence.
We wandered around the old market hall which is a food market unfortunately a lot of the stalls were shut but it still had a vibrant atmosphere.
Saint-Paul Basilica is one of the oldest Gothic churches in southern France. It is built on the remains of the ancient palaeochristian burial site (3rd & 4th centuries). The building is particular in that it is a blend of the Romanesque and Gothic styles.
Narbonne is a lovely historic town and we easily managed to see everything in one day.