Liliane has a large old house virtually under the walls of the huge cathedral in the very centre of historic Narbonne. She has semi-restored it, to a degree that leaves it charmingly dilapidated (the rented rooms at least). Her son runs a lunch time only restaurant from a gorgeous medieval salon, which opens out into the surprisingly rural garden. The apartment we were given was very spacious, comprising at least five rooms and a large terrace, all seemingly making the upper ground floor. Access is through a stone staircase from the garden, all of which is gated. There are two bedrooms, a large kitchen in between giving on to the terrace, a large and a small living room, bathroom and WC. There are at least four different levels to the apartment connected by little staircases and steps. As I imply, the decoration is not immaculate, and because the walls are substantial, the wifi reception does not reach all the rooms all of the time; but it is all clean and we enjoyed it. Liliane is a charming lady, and was very helpful. She is thinking of selling the house – she has another residence in the country – but she has lived here for twenty odd years, so I am not sure how imminent that sale is. Parking is not obvious in the surrounding medieval streets, but we were lucky enough to find a spot 50 yards down the rue, and once found, it is often free (unless it says ‘payant’).