Sunday’s are always a good day to visit larger cities so we headed north to visit Narbonne. Narbonne was once the capital of Rome’s first colony In Gaul and was a thriving port in the Middle Ages. Today it is just a provincial town.
Its main feature is the enormous Gothic St Just-est-St Pasteur Cathedral. Despite its size , it is actually only the choir of a much more ambitious church whose construction was halted to avoid wrecking the city walls.
Adjacent to the cathedral is the Hotel de Ville which is dominated by the great towers of St-Martial, the Madeleine and Bishop Aycelin’s keep
There was also the pleasant tree lined Canal de la Robine.
We enjoyed our wander around the town.