Canal du Midi
Narbonne, the ideal holiday destination!
A Mediterranean city in the heart of Occitanie, Narbonne is a veritable jewel of Languedoc heritage. Officially classed as a “Town of Art and History”, it’s impossible to count all its listed buildings: the Archbishop’s Palace, the Cathedral of Saints Justus and Pastor, the Canal de la Robine... this former Roman capital has so many fabulous treasures to share! And, just opposite, the long beaches of the Narbonne region stretch far into the distance, dominated by the superb Clape Massif.
It’s to the seaside that your Sandaya campsite near Narbonne invites you, for a fabulous holiday in the south of France. Rent a mobile home or a camping pitch and relax as you make the most of all its advantages: outdoor sports grounds, water park with swimming pools and waterslides for the kids, a varied entertainment programme and a host of luxury services. Lazing on the beach, hiking in the Narbonnaise Natural Regional Park and visiting the historical city centre, the summer is set to be filled with surprises!
Visit Narbonne with the family
Begin your family day out to Narbonne along the Canal de la Robine. A side branch of the Canal du Midi, it offers impressive panoramas for those who take a bike ride along its shady banks, from the superb Pont des Marchands bridge with its age-old merchants’ shops, to the lagoons of the Sainte-Lucie Regional Nature Reserve.
It’s time to lace up your walking shoes as the adventure continues on the Clape Massif overlooking the sea. From the Oustalet Farm, where the children can enjoy a pony ride, head off to discover the sublime Œil Doux, its small emerald-green lake hidden amongst the pine trees. Bathing is prohibited but it’s the perfect place for a picnic!
Visit Narbonne as a couple
Dating back to Roman and medieval times, Narbonne is certain to satisfy all those in love with history... and all those simply in love! Easy to explore on foot, come wander its narrow streets with their wonderful Italian flavour. Travel back through time in the town hall square with its original paved section of the Via Domitia, or in the underground galleries of the Roman Horreum, dating back over 2,000 years.
For perhaps the most romantic visit of all, you’ll need to leave the town centre behind. Just 10 km from Narbonne lies Fontfroide Abbey, one of the largest in France. Built in the heart of the vines, it is as grandiose inside as it is outside. And its rose garden, planted with 2,500 roses, is definitely not to be missed!
Camping Narbonne: our handy tips for a successful stay
For an effortless way to discover the Canal de la Robine, hire an electric boat, perfect for landlubbers and sea dogs alike!
To stock up on all the local flavour, head for Les Halles, the Narbonne covered market. Architecture from the 1900s, but fresh produce every day!
Renowned throughout Occitanie, Les Grands Buffets are waiting to welcome you to their table in Narbonne. Discover gastronomy at its best!
From Narbonne, Africa is only a step away. Visit the Sigean African Reserve where nearly 4,000 animals live in semi-freedom.