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Narbonne Centre - Bright, quiet, overlooking canal & park

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Office, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This 125 square meter apartment in the center of Narbonne is architect-owned and renovated. Located two floors above the ground floor in an historically protected, mid-19th century Hausmann inspired house, the main rooms and balcony face South overlooking the Canal de la Robine and its adjacent parks. Les Halles market, the Cathedral, museum, main square, restaurants are all within a few minutes walk; Narbonne Plage, offering soft, sandy beaches and the legendary Mediterranean, is 20 minutes away by car or autobus. The apartment sparkles with sunlight streaming through three French windows opening to the balcony overlooking the park and canal--a lovely spot to breakfast or to enjoy a glass of wine before dinner.

Inside is a gourmet kitchen, with full size appliances including dishwasher. The kitchen is open to the dining room, which in turn opens to the living room; all 3 rooms are flooded with light. A hallway leads into the bedroom area, featuring a large master bedroom with a queen sized bed and en suite bathroom featuring a huge shower. The second bedroom has two twin beds with a full bathroom. including bath tub. across the hall. In addition, the office contains a sofa which folds out to a double bed. The laundry room has a separate washer and dryer.

Keywords: flat, canal view, architect renovated, bright, modern, TGV, Carcassonne, Beziers, Centre-ville, free parking, Languedoc-Roussillon, Aude, apartment, Cathar

More Details

Property Manager
Mimi Schade
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

Why Mimi Schade chose Narbonne

Narbonne is a wonderful small city whose centre- ville resembles Paris in many ways. It has a beautiful town center with a cathedral and anthropological museum. And at Christmas, it sparkles with lights and small individual trees along the canal.

What makes this apartment unique

Narbonne is uniquely located. It is 20 minutes from a family ocean beach and less than an hour from a ski resort in the Pyrenees. It is a 15 minute walk to the train station where the fast train (TGV) arrives from Paris and Barcelona. It is surrounded by towns with history from the Roman times through to today.

Amenities

Cité Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heated towel rack; heated floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Heated towel rack; two sinks and vanity
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Office - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double bed size; open to the living room
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Water softener, radiant floor heating in living room and bathrooms, High ceilings, family-oriented restaurant on the ground floor

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

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5

Our Third Stay at This Wonderful Apartment in Lovely Narbonne

  • 5 of 5

We love Narbonne and this is such a welcoming apartment with all the comforts of home: well equipped kitchen to make lots of great food from Les Halles market across the canal, comfortable living space and bedrooms, and everything very clean and in working order. Highly recommend it for your base as you explore the area!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your return to our apartment. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back anytime!
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5

Excellent - exactly as described

  • 5 of 5

We have just left this apartment. It was exactly as pictured. It was bright, large and well appointed. The location could not be any better. Right on the canal and in the center of things. However with bedrooms to the rear still quiet for sleeping. For us there was not a great deal to do in Narbonne so we went on a number of visits. These included a day to the Cathar castle at Peyrepertuse and a 4 hour boat hire on the canal from close to Cap d'Agde. Both were wonderful days out. We also cycled from Narbonne (the bike rental place was less than 100m from the apartment) down to Gruissan. The cycle down was perfect the cycle back against a strong wind was arduous. We should have heeded advice to go in the other direction so that we had the wind at our backs for the return but you live and learn. I cannot say that I would return to Narbonne but if I did I would certainly stay in the same apartment.

P.S. when arriving please note that you cannot easily drive to the apartment due to one way system. We just parked up and walked the last bit. The parking space that comes with the apartment is literally just across the canal. It is a bit tight manoeuvring in and out but a real bonus.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Such a nice apartment and so well located. We were very comfortable there and able to see a good deal of Narbonne and the area. Apartment was very nicely furnished. Our time there was great. We would do it again!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location and great apartment.

  • 5 of 5

We spent February and March away from the Canadian winter and it was a great decision. The flat was as described and the market, restaurants and other shopping were very conveniently located. Christophe and Cathy were exceptional and Mimi was easy to deal with. Will definitely winter here again!

Sharon N.

Rothesay, NB

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear that you enjoyed our apartment! Hope we'll see you again next year.
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5

Let's Keep It A Secret!!

  • 5 of 5

At the risk of making the apartment overlooking the Canal du Robine and the Promenade des Barques so popular that we’ll never be able to get a booking there again, we are not going to share many positive impressions of our 10 day stay . We hesitate to say anything about the central location, the proximity of restaurants and museums nor the wealth of information available at the Office of Tourism.

For days we never even thought about taking our rental car out of the convenient parking garage across the canal that is included in the apartment rental. There are just far too many things to do and see without a car at all. Many of the locals get around on bicycles. We did note that bike rentals are a possibility there.

We’d prefer not to mention the nearby interesting places to visit - Bezier, Gruissan and Carcassonne - especially off season when the tourist crowds have all gone to where they belong.

Interested in history??? Don’t go!

We missed taking the sight seeing Yellow Train from Perpignan up to the Pyrenees as a day trip because we became just too comfortable in the 2nd étage apartment, with 12 foot ceilings, a very bright living-dining area, three full length doors opening onto a balcony just wide enough for a couple of chairs and a small round table. Others may not find very interesting watching the diners at the tables below those windows or the experience possible on Thursdays and Sundays when the open market comes to town and venders open their tents a few feet away.. And probably no one else would likely get a chuckle looking down into a shower sized “dressing room” when a middle aged woman reveals her bright red underwear to try on something from the nearby racks

Some may see a drawback to the location above En Face restaurant and right on a busy promenade because of the noise below on week ends. But the two bedrooms and two full baths towards the rear of the apartment solved that concern.

A Spar and the Monoprix are so close by there is no need to even suggest where supplies might be sought.

Oh, and the weather! That we cannot guarantee: beautiful days, little rain and comfortable sweater temperatures in October.

We feel it’s important to say only negative things about this apartment. We want to book again; we don’t want to ruin any chances of open dates.

Bill and Carol Durr

Pasadena, Maryland, USA

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great large, modern apartmemt in excellent location in Narbonne

  • 5 of 5

We just loved it. Even nicer than the photos, itil is very spacious, modern and comfortable

It has everything one would need. And the location on the beautiful Canal du Robine is ideal. Christophe was also very welcoming and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Carcassonne
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
TGV Narbonne
Nearest Restaurant
En Face
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Narbonne Plage
Car: recommended

Canal barge rides on the Canal de la Robine, Boules

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Security deposit ($300 or 300 euros) will be expected with your last payment. This will be returned within a week of your departure from the apartment, if our caretaker agrees that everything is in order.

Smoking is not permitted within the apartment or anywhere inside the building.

You agree to take good care of the property and to leave it reasonably clean and neat. We reserve the right to make deductions from the security deposit to cover additional cleaning costs if you leave the property in an unacceptable condition. You also agree not to act in any way that would cause disturbance to those residents in neighboring properties or in any unlawful manner.

We are not liable to you for: 1) Any temporary defect or stoppage of public utilities to the property, or of equipment, machinery or appliance in the property 2) Any loss, damage or injury resulting from adverse weather conditions, riot, war, strikes or other matters beyond our control. 3) For any loss, damage or inconvenience caused to or suffered by you should the property be destroyed, or substantially damaged before the start of the rental period. Should such an event occur, we will, within seven days of our notifying you, refund all sums previously paid with respect to the rental period.

The maximum number residing in the property cannot exceed the number agreed to at booking time.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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