By Train

You may prefer to let the train take the strain. You can even bring your own car all the way to Narbonne terminal by motor rail or hire a car at the station. You can book train tickets from Rail Europe. Alternatively, The Man in Seat 61 provides plenty of information and other ticket options for train travel to Narbonne from London and elsewhere in the UK.

Once at Narbonne station, Hertz car rental is across the road and slightly right. The other hire companies have offices nearby. The car may be parked anywhere in the area.

  • From Narbonne Station:
    • There is a road running parallel to the railway. You will need to drive towards Beziers.
    • Once driving past the station towards Beziers you come to a small offset roundabout. Take the third exit. You will still be parallel to the railway.
    • Continue straight for about a half mile and you come to a big roundabout which is the start/finish of the Narbonne ring road. Be in the left hand lane and take the second exit entering the ring road.
    • Pass over the railway and drop down to another roundabout. Take the second exit to stay on the ring road.
    • At the next roundabout approximately 2 miles away, again stay on the ring road taking the second exit.
    • You will then pass over a level crossing and at the next roundabout you leave the ring road by taking the first exit for Marcorignan and Ginestas.
    • Go straight through Marcorignan over the River Aude and St Marcel is the next village.
  • From St. Marcel-sur-Aude:
    • On entering the village you will see a pavement cafĂ©/bar on the left.
    • Sharp right uphill and left bends bring you to our turn.
    • The St Marcel Immobilier (estate agent) is on the right and the boulangerie is on the left. Take the left turn for St Nazaire
    • As you pass the big church on your left turn left into Rue du 4 Septembre, which runs around the back of the church
    • As you leave the church behind, No 9 is behind the big blue metal gates facing you, with plane trees over hanging them. There is a bell on the right hand pillar.