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!
- Apartment559 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 - 14 nights
Ideal for one person, a couple, or a small family (sheets & towels provided)
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 9, 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 Narbonne
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!
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A quintessential French apartment in the heart of Narbonne
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.
Thank you so much, Jay, for your kind words. It was a joy to have you and Sheilagh stay in La Brigade!
Nearly a perfect place
This cozy apartment is in a prime location short blocks from shops, sites, and restaurants of Narbonne - a lovely small prosperous city under the radar.
Laura could not have been a better hostess.
Something to consider for some is the loft bedroom, where the head height was just low enough to learn to duck if you are 6' or more.
Wonderful apartment perfect situated in Narbonne
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!
Beautiful loft apartment in an historic building in the old town of Narbonne. This is our second time staying here and we love it. Highly recommend it.
Hübsches, gut ausgestattetes Appartement in zentraler Lage
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.
Très bel appartement, tout équipé, très bien situé
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.
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.