The Canal du Midi, as it goes through the Roman Narbonne, the former capital of Narbonne, to the end of Empire, is one of the most important cities of Gaul, and it has a rich heritage that is varied, from the Horreum, the greater Headstones Museum of Europe,and the Archaeological Museum, an obligatory visit ...
In the small town of Narbonne you'll find this cathedral which is the third highest in France. Its construction began in 1340 and ended in 1272, although the cloister wasn't finished because they had to tear down part of the wall, which had proved useful, and therefore did not follow construction. The gargoyles are just as impressive as its interior, which rise into the sky in very delicate lines. If you go near Narbonne, this is a visit you won't forget, especially if you like seeing cathedrals and ancient fortresses.
Southwest of Narbonne, is on a small rocky valley Corbieres, hidden Cistercian is where you'll find this fabulous abbey. The abbey can be found right in the heart of a typically Mediterranean landscape that's dominated by cypress, pine and boxwood trees. The Abbey's origins date back to the late eleventh century. After adopting Benedictine rule, Fontfroide joins the mid-twelfth century, to the order of "Citeaux". During the Crusade against the Albigensians, Fontfroide is affirmed as orthodox Catholic bastion against the Cathars. You can visit the inside but if you do not want to go, walk around is magnificent and from the mountain appreciate all this architectural beauty of the abbey. From January to March, November, and December: 10h-12h and 14h-16h April, May, June, September and October: 10h-12h and 14h-17h July and August 10am-18pm Adult: € 9 Children: 2,5 € and guided tours in Spanish are offered. This location has parking for buses and motorhomes where people can sleep, although there is a sign prohibiting it. Don't tell anyone, but I've done it both nights hahaha. There's hardly anyone there, which means no noise! Cultural Shop selling wines Fontfroide Abbey in Cava.
The Via Aquitania was a Roman road built in 118. C in Gaul as a way of penetrating into northern Gaul, Aquitaine, from the Mediterranean coast. It started in Narbonne, the capital of the Roman province of Gallia Narbonensis. There it spliced with the Via Domitia. From Martius Narbo it was projected into the Atlantic Ocean through Toulouse (Toulouse), reaching Burdigala (Bordeaux), after about 400 miles. In Narbonne you can visit Via Domitia which comes all the way from the 4th century.
Bages is a beautiful place which seems so still and quiet ... as you get closer, you'll see the town growing ever more lovely and the atmosphere better and better. Great amenities in terms of restaurants and bars.
If you like walking and enjoying stunning architecture as well as nature, you'll find fascinating things to see in Narbonne. The city is split by the canal de la Robine, and in 1996 it was classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Of all the things to do in Narbonne, visiting all the cathedrals and palaces, starting with the Cathedral of San Justo and San Pastor, should be on the top of the list. This cathedral in particular is gothic in style and its construction was never completed. Despite this, it's the most representative of this city and belongs to Archbishop's Palace where there are other important Narbonne attractions and monuments, mixing various artistic styles. Fontfroide Abbey is another of the many places to visit in Narbonne which you can't do without. It's really beautiful and has large gardens filled with roses. If you get tired of sightseeing and Narbonne activities, you can always visit the wonderful beach nearby, perfect for rest and relaxation. Do you not have much time left of your vacation, but still have lots of stuff to do in Narbonne? Don't worry, you can always get to know their history at the Museum of Art and History. It's not the same as visiting all the attractions in Narbonne, but it's fascinating to see the city from another perspective. Also if you're still looking for what to do in Narbonne at this point, then you have the perfect excuse to return!