Un goût de Narbonne: deux

Due to a number of photos I wish to share, we are still in Narbonne. I do hope you find them worthwhile. Alas, I had to dodge a number of workmen, vehicles (yes, even in the park) scaffolding and a number of the earlier tourists. Yet here in the area, our tourists can be found in any season. Within another week or two, the crowds will swell in all these locations. 

Parc de ville
Parc de ville

The sun dial is directly behind Place de ville seen in part one. It is a small but lovely park with flowers, benches and oh what a view!

Have a seat and enjoy the view!
Have a seat and enjoy the view!
Parc de ville 2
Parc de ville 2
Parc de ville 3
Parc de ville 3
Tourist Office
Tourist Office

Turning left as you exit the park and a right turn onto the street ahead you will find the the haven for tourists with questions. In a city the size of Narbonne you will be welcomed in several languages and the latest in information offered. You might guess that the Canal de Robine is just behind the bureau.

 

Chocolat!
Chocolat!

Of the many shops lining the street, this one seemed to sweep me inside. I do hope you will understand?

Le gendarme
Le gendarme
The owl, fish,
The owl, fish, rabbits…

 

Le chef!
Le chef!
Le chateau!
Le chateau!

If you haven’t had your minimum daily requirements of chocolate, this may be the time… the aroma of chocolate permeates everything in the shop and I believe that I smelled it for awhile after parting.

and more chocolate!
and more chocolate!

While I’ve been to Holland and Belgium a few times and their chocolate is unbeatable. The Swiss and German chocolate is lovely but do not imagine that France’s chocolate cannot compete. For those, yes I am aware there are a few of you out there, that are not chocolate lovers we have something else that is very French.

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Now I must admit to trying a few macarons in the eight+ years in France. Yet none have come even close to these delectable clouds of perfections! They should be sold with a warning that they are habit forming…

Les macarons
Les macarons

I do promise that the next post will be from a different location. However, if Narbonne is on your vacation list you won’t be disappointed and try to stay over for the market day, visit the museums just footsteps away for the square. 

Bisous,

Léa

 

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34 thoughts on “Un goût de Narbonne: deux

    1. Don’t forget, we are also the largest producers of wine in this region. Yes, it doesn’t get any better than this…

    1. And why would one want to resist? After all, dark chocolate, a good red wine (French of course), café are basic food groups. Be sure to get yours…:)

      1. Merci beaucoup! and always remember, “I generally avoid temptation, unless I can’t resist it.” – Mae West

      2. We all are as language is a living thing and continues to change. There are always new words being added to the lexicon. The only language that remains consistent is body language.

      1. There are two: https://foundinfrance.wordpress.com which is all about France. The other is a bit more personal as it began with simply my original poetry, however, there are a few rants and reblogs when I want to share something I find useful, informative or??? 🙂
        If you want juicy, you will have to dig back a bit, most likely. There are poems such as Fire & Ice, The Immaculate Orgasm…

    1. I don’t know what to do about that Cindy. You probably didn’t see Friday’s post on the other blog either? I do believe you would have commented if you had… Yes, chocolate is always worth beaming over. That is if one can tolerate leaving to begin with. 🙂 xx

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