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Beautiful apartment in historic residence in the heart of Roman Languedoc

Bedrooms Studio
Space 559 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

Ideal for one person, a couple, or a small family (sheets & towels provided)

Located in 'centre ville' of beautiful Narbonne, the ancient capital of Occitania (modern-day Provence, Languedoc, and Aquitaine), this apartment is appreciated by its guests, many of whom return year after year to take advantage of the 'sunny south' while enjoying all modern comforts. Only 20 minutes to the beautiful beaches of Gruissan and Narbonne Plage, as well as to various mythic Cathar castles, the city of Narbonne itself offers plenty of entertainment year-round. From its Michelin-starred restaurant to its genuine Italian pizzarias, and especially its renowned 'Halles' (covered market), open every day of the year, it's a gourmand's paradise!

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Laura RHODES

We manage the property ourselves, and take seriously our responsibility to provide a our guests a place of respite that is beautiful, calm, well-equipped, and very clean. Guests coming from this site have left three nice reviews in English, and there are a couple of other reviews on the other site we use:

Laura RHODES purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Laura RHODES chose Cité

To tell you a little about ourselves, we are an American couple living in France since 2000. In 2004 my husband's mother died, leaving him a small inheritance, and he wanted to find us a "second residence" in France. I chose Narbonne simply by chance -- I had changed trains there twice en route to Barcelona -- and within two hours of arriving in the city we were shown this apartment. It was love at first sight!

We signed for the apartment the next day, and took ownership in February 2005. We've been renting it to vacationers -- both short and long-term -- since the summer of 2006. In 2010-2011 we lived in the apartment ourselves for nine months, and for that reason especially it is extremely well equipped! (We installed the air conditioning then, too.)

What makes this apartment unique

If you wish to spend your vacation in complete comfort (A/C and heating both work extremely well!), just a minute or two by foot from several good restaurants, cafés, bars, and historic monuments, you will be very happy in "La Brigade". Moreover, Narbonne is well situated to take off for one of the two beautiful Mediterranean beaches, bicycle along the canal, or to explore "Cathar country".

The apartment is only 10-12 minutes by foot from the Gare (train station) de Narbonne, from where a short train ride will take you to Montpellier, Sète, Agde and Beziers to the North, Carcassonne and Toulouse to the West, and Perpignan and Collioure to the South.

Now that the Spanish AVE trains are in service, it's even possible to do Barcelona as a day trip... although it's such a fabulous city that I would recommend spending two nights there minimum!


Cité Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 559 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The very large, impeccably clean bathroom has a window, a radiator, a hair-dryer, several towel racks, as well as shelves and a brand-new cabinet. And of course there is a sink (quite large), a toilet, a bidet, and a brand-new shower (90 cm2) with two sources of water: handheld and overhead.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Sleeping loft - 1 king
  • The apartment is essentially one very large space, with enormous volume (4-metre-high ceilings). Wooden stairs lead to the sleeping loft with its very large bed (180 cm, extra-large king size). The sleeping loft has two windows giving onto the street, two bedside tables, a low table, an armchair, and a ceiling fan, as well as a large closet with shelves and plenty of space for hanging clothes.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bowling center
  • disco club
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
It's a 'good cook's kitchen', with every cooking implement you could want. A shopping cart is at your disposal to help your shopping trips to the famous 'Les Halles' (covered market), across the canal from the apartment, or the Monoprix, just steps away at the Place de l'Hotel de Ville (town square). The newly-installed air-conditioning unit is a dream: quiet and incredibly efficient.


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Beautiful apartment in historic residence in the heart of Roman Languedoc
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 20 reviews

A quintessential French apartment in the heart of Narbonne

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect spot in the heart of Narbonne. When you come through the gate into a courtyard you know you are in France. Beautifully appointed apartment, from the kitchen amenities, laundry facilities to the lovely decor and loft bedroom. The photos on the website do not do it full justice, it is even more attractive in person.

A short walk to most attractions, Les Halles, the Cathedral, the canal etc. Restaurants and Patisseries in every direction.

We immensely enjoyed our stay. It was a great location to go out on day cycling trips and evening walks exploring Narbonne itself.

We would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Jay, for your kind words. It was a joy to have you and Sheilagh stay in La Brigade!
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Wonderful apartment perfect situated in Narbonne

  • 5 of 5

Clean, well kept apartment, everything available for a comfortable stay. Exceptionally helpful landlord, my son and I lived here for a longer period and had some more special needs, like printer or practical information of how to 'go about' living in Narbonne. We will be back!

Could not have been better!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hübsches, gut ausgestattetes Appartement in zentraler Lage

  • 5 of 5

Schönes Appartement mit den wesentlichen Attraktionen von Narbonne (Kathedrale, Markthallen, Restaurants und Cafés, usw.) in unmittelbarer Reichweite. Gut ausgestattete Küche, DVD- Player, Stereoanlage und Wifi. Alles sehr sauber und gepflegt. Parken geht besser auf den öffentlichen Parkplätzen als in unmittelbarer Nähe der Wohnung. Insgesamt ist das Appartement sehr empfehlenswert.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Très bel appartement, tout équipé, très bien situé

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé un agréable séjour dans cet appartement, décoré avec goût, tout équipé (machine à laver, sèche linge, lave vaisselle, micro ondes, climatisation. ..). Et très bien situé, au pied du centre ville, de la cathédrale et des commerces....

La propriétaire est sympathique et arrangeante.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nid douillet

  • 4 of 5

Appartement bien équipé et reposant en plein centre-ville, convient pour couple. Tout peut se faire à pied (découverte de la vieille ville, musées ..........) y compris magasins pour les courses à 5 mn.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Des vacances superbes dans un cadre merveilleux

  • 5 of 5

L'appartement est génial, on y trouve le confort de chez soi... Il ne manque rien!!

La deco est chaleureuse, on s'y plaît dès la première seconde... Ambiance cocooning...

La literie est géniale !!!

Merci pour ces vacances Mme Rhodes...

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Beziers-Cap d'Agde
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Brasseries Le France, Joseph-others a 2 min. walk
Nearest Ferry
200 Metres
Canal de la Robine
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Golf St Rose Narbonne
Nearest Train
750 Metres
Narbonne TGV
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
En Face, l'Entretemps, Dolce Italia, Bras. Joseph
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
Gruissan, Narbonne Plage
Car: not necessary

The apartment could not be more central! Two minutes in one direction, and you are at the Cathedral St. Just, next to the town square. Two minutes in the other direction takes you to the Canal de la Robine, a tributary of the Canal du Midi, which flows through the heart of the city, and on whose banks are too many restaurants and bars to count. Another 2 to 3 minutes on foot and you'll be at Les Halles--one of the largest and best covered markets in France. Finally, 3 minutes in still another direction will take you to the Place de la Révolution/Léon Blum, with its park and restaurants.

If travelling by train, the Gare de Narbonne is so close (10-12 minutes by foot) that one never needs a taxi.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $31.02
Damage Deposit $124.07

10% réduction pour locations de plus de 10 jours ; 20% réduction pour locations d'un mois.
10% reduction given for rentals lasting more than 10 days; 20% for a month or longer.
Normalement nous n'acceptons pas les vacanciers pour moins que 7 jours. One-week minimum, please.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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