Narbonne & the Canal du Midi

Sausage, Rugby & Joie de vivre

Ah Narbonne!
Homeland of Charles Trénet, the most famous French singer of the XXth century, this delightful provincial town was founded by the Romans and became one of the m
ain city of the Empire. Of its rich history it keeps one of the largest Gothic constructions in Europe with its Palace of the archbishops and its sumptuous cathedral. But , most of all, Narbonne resonates in the heart of the French thanks to LES HALLES DE NARBONNE, its covered market, considered one of the two most beautiful in France. Its visit is a must for any lover of gastronomy and products of exception.

Les Halles de Narbonne, France's best market

You have to have lunch (not included) in the heart of Les Halles, see a former rugbyman now restaurateur, order by megaphone a T-bone steak to  the butcher and see it fly over like a rugby ball ; you have to have bathed in these unrestrained laughter and those eyes that shine ; you have to listen to those people talking only about rugby or food, to understand what the authentic Southwest is.

Discover the Canal du midi

The CANAL DU MIDI, Unesco world heritage and main achievement of the European seventeenth century, is of course a must see. Linking two seas for the first time in history, it marked the rise of the Kingdom of France at the expense of Spain, it was at the origin of French excellence in civil engineering, and is nowadays one of the symbols of the French landscape. You can take a traditional local boat for a one hours cruise, or you can take a bike for a 10 miles ride. The bike has our preference, the “little queen” is so French, and so appropriate to the discovery of one of the most beautiful canal in Europe.

« Faithful! I remained faithful to Narbonne my friend»
– Charles Trénet

Shore excursion Sète - Narbonne market - Canal du midi by bike


  • Narbonne city center, Canal de la Roubine & cathedral
  • Les Halles market of Narbonne
  • Lunch in Les Halles
  • Canal du Midi by boat or by bike



  • 8 hours
  • Private tour
  • Guide-driver
  • From Montpellier, Sète or Nîmes
  • Customizable program
  • Food & wine
  • Bike tour