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Narbonne

Narbonne

Situated 10km inland,  Narbonne was once one of the most important trading centres on the Mediterranean coast.  A hub for commerce in wine, spices and oils, it also produced in mass quantities  terracotta objects (roof tiles, amphores, plates) for use in households and by businesses.  All this Roman history can be found in the new Narbonne Via Museum, opening in 2020 but also at Amphoralis -with its reconstructed firing ovens and roman dwellings for workers.  Traces of this history are found all over Narbonne, with the main square showing the old Via Domitian, which travelled up to Bordeaux and the underground Horreum are just some of the attractions.  Modern day Narbonne also boasts lots of independent boutiques, the vibrant indoor market of 'Les Halles' and bistros on the bord of the Canal du Robine, the final link of the Canal du Midi linking Narbonne to the sea.

Date

09 January 2020

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