Salt marsh on Saint-Martin island A Regional Natural Park in the Narbonne region of the Mediterranean, Aude, Occitania
Nestled along the Mediterranean, jostled by the winds, sculpted by history, the Narbonne region and its surprising landscapes, where dry scrubland contrasts with the dampness of lagoons, is a sensitive part of Occitania. A colourful gem near the village of Gruissan, its salty palette catches the eye, tempts the tastebuds, and sparks the curiosity
to discover It. © Benjamin Mourot
Nestled along the Mediterranean, jostled by the winds, sculpted by pastoralism, and more recently, by winegrowing, shaped by history’s main chapters, the Narbonensis region is characterised by surprising landscapes where dry scrubland contrasts with the dampness of Mediterranean lagoons. This well preserved, appealing Cathar territory in the heart of the Languedoc region lives to the rhythm of its traditional activities, such as winegrowing or fishing, and must contend with new issues such as absorbing new populations, economic and tourist vitality, seaside attractions, or preserving landscapes and biodiversity. At the heart of these precious surroundings, flanked by the sea to the east and the Ayrolle lagoon to the south; Île Saint Martin’s salt marsh, a colourful gem by the village of Gruissan comes in every shade of this land, with blues, sunshine yellows, white golds or rosy hues… a salty palette to catch the eye, tempt the tastebuds, and the curiosity to discover its shores and backcountry. Another life can be imagined in the Narbonensis region.