Narbonne was established by the Romans in 118 BC on the Roman road connecting Italy to Spain and was a bustling port until the 14th century, when the Aude River changed its course and the city lost its access to the sea. In the 16th century, the Canal de la Robine was completed, linking up with France's Canal du Midi and Canal de Jonction to reestablish the city's location on trading routes.
I park by the train station and wander into the city center.
Canal de la Robine
Crossing over the canal, I head into the old town.
Narbonne old town
At the edge of the old town, Les Halles de Narbonne is a market filled with tempting foods of all types.
Les Halles de Narbonne
Back across the canal, modern Narbonne offer the delights of a small French city, including a grand cathedral.
Cathédrale Saint-Just et Saint-Pasteur
Narbonne is another interesting small French Mediterranean city off the normal tourist path. I've enjoyed my stop, but must get back on the road and head east toward Italy, several hours away.