Musée Lapidaire

Entrance to the museum
Entrance to the museum

The museum houses a grand collection of Roman Stones which were found in and around the area of Narbonne and offered on display in the former church, Notre Dame de Lamourguier, the remains of a 13th-century Benedictine Monastery.  It is a fine example of Southern Gothic art. There are over 1300 blocks of carved stone on display and constitutes one of the largest collections in Europe. Many of the stones were recovered from Roman grave sites and incorporated into the old ramparts of the city for decorative purposes. When the old ramparts were dismantled in the 19th-century, the stones were relocated to their current place of exhibition.

Make sure to click on the photos as it will make the carvings easier to view.

Bisous,

Léa

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18 thoughts on “Musée Lapidaire

  1. It’s amazing that the carvings have lasted that long and some still look so clear. It must have been fun to stroll through all that history.

    1. I just got back from Narbonne and parked right next to the museum while I ran some errands. Narbonne is only 30km from my little village and I end up there about once a week for things not available here… I hope you check it out. The beautiful Canal de Midi is a very short stroll from there and if there is anything else you are looking for, let me know.

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