I love a good surprise and every so often, I’m caught off-balance by the original approach communities take when presenting themselves to the world.
This is the kind of suspense I live for — a bolt from the blue reminder that deep travel offers so much more than the same-old-same-old snooze-fest of someone else’s idea of fun.
Surprise and sheer wonder is just the tip of the iceberg in Narbonne, a homey small city nestled in the beautiful Corbières wine region of Languedoc.
Built by Rome in 118 BC, Narbonne’s bits and pieces of antiquity make for a fascinating day or two of discovery that you won’t soon forget.
Just enough marvels and cheerful character to keep you smiling.
Narbonne’s charm is greater than its beauty.
I think this small city of about 50,000 is unfairly overlooked by travelers because it doesn’t have that postcard perfect look that many villages in the south of France command. But don’t worry, it more than makes up for that with a body of fascinating landmarks to match its warm and inviting community spirit.