Escaping Barcelona – A day in Narbonne
Are you looking to escape Barcelona for a day, although not sure where to? You already done Costa Brava, Sitges, Tarragona and other beautiful places around.
Why not get on a Renfe-SNCF High-Speed Train an head to the south of France?
To travel by Renfe-SNCF high-speed train is simple, comfortable and fast. No hassle of driving, looking for parking or just getting out of Barcelona. The only thing is to be at the train station on time, get on the right wagon, sit down relax and enjoy the ride.
We travelled from Barcelona’s main train station Sants to Narbonne, South of France in less than 2 hours. To drive the distance would have taken us around 2h 45min.
That’s a win-win from all the aspects I as I can see it. We got there faster, we could all snooze on the way to our destination and it’s a greener way of travelling compared to other ways of transportation.
Narbonne is a very walkable city. In 10 minutes we walked from the train station to the city centre, where you have plenty of sights to see.
Narbonne has a rich history that dates back all the way to The Romans (118 BC). Don’t miss the Cathedral, The Halles (food market), The Roman Horreum and a stroll along the river that runs through the city.
If you want a guided tour I recommend you to visit the website of Narbonne-Tourisme. There you find different tours and contact information.
When the lunch hour is getting closer there are many options around town but we headed to Les Grand Buffets, a 10-minute taxi ride or a 20-25 minute walk from the centre.
Les Grands Buffets is considered one of the most recognized buffet restaurants in the world according to the ones in the know and guidebooks.
So of course, we had to check it out!
The restaurant is divided into 5 categories;
La Rôstisserie, here they prepare the dishes a la minute.
La Mer, here we get to try an extensive selection of seafood; oysters, crayfish, lobster and Norwegian lobster to name a few.
Le Fromage, Les Grands Buffets present the largest cheese selection in Europe with over 45 different types.
Pâsstiserie, traditional dessert recipes and the grand French classics.
Les Vins, a selection of 70 references of wines from the south of France served by the glass or bottle.
For you guys that seen my Instagram and here on the blog can probably figure out quite easy were I spent most of my time. And yes, my time was spent mostly between the seafood and the cheese :).
I think Les Grands Buffets offers their clients a great variety of dishes from the French cuisine to a very reasonable price.
Children 0-5 years old – free
Children 6 -10 years old 17,90€
Drinks not included.