Narbonne was founded in 118 BC by the Romans. Its ancient port and trade made the city one of the largest trading center in the western Mediterranean.
During the Middle Ages, a period dominated by Christianity, Narbonne was the seat of a powerful archbishopric and a center of political and religious power. The Robine Canal, the city's artery, was developed after the middle ages and led Narbonne into its golden age of wine-making in the 19th century. During this period, Narbonne was enlarged and embellished.
Narbonne is today an attractive city for those who like to stroll and discover.
The city secured a label '' City of Art and History '' in 2005.