Monday, November 29, 2010

narbonne and narbonne plage

another day trip took us about a thirty minutes down the road from ventenac to the commune of narbonne.  this once wealthy port still has an exposed section of roman road in the middle of the city near the Cathedrale Saint-Just-et-Saint-Pasteur de Narbonne.  the cathedral would have been one of the largest in europe had construction not been halted due to a myriad of problems including the financial decline of the city of narbonne as a result of the silting of the port.

the completed portion of narbonne cathedral

narbonne plage is a resort town separated from narbonne proper by a limestone massif

the mediterranean was a bit too cold for swimming

the weather was beautiful when we arrived and turned to a torrential downpour by the time we had finished lunch

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