Nar·bonne (när-bŏn, -bôn)
A city of southern France near the Mediterranean coast southwest of Montpellier. Thought to have been the first Roman colony established in Transalpine Gaul (118 BC), it was an important seaport until its harbor silted up in the 1300s. It is now the commercial center of a wine-growing region.
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