Carcassonne: Attractive Fortified Town in France

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By Daniel Mennerich on 2002-01-01 00:00:00
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Carcassonne is a fortified town in the former province of Languedoc in France. It is a very popular tourist attraction that draws attention of thousands of visitors every year. Carcassonne is famous for its medieval villages which feature many towers and ramparts as well as countryside around it. Arriving in this town, visitors can enjoy the golden sandy beaches of the Mediterranean, thousands of acres of vineyards which produce many award-wining wines, several astonishing medieval castles, the wilds of the Black Mountains, the Corbieres hills and so on. Let’s visit the beautiful town through the photos as follows:

 

Carcassonne is a famous medieval city which is separated into the fortified Cité de Carcassonne and the lower and more expansive city, the Ville Basse

 

The medieval fortified town of Carcassonne, the Cité, was built on an outcrop of rock on the east bank of the Aude.

 

The Cité is home to about 120 people. There are all the usual facilities that you would expect such as gift shops, a post office, a school, a hotel, and so on in the town

 

The Cité is the place where many Carcassonne’s cultural events are held including the annual “Bastille Day fireworks” – the largest fireworks display in Europe and the “Festival de la Cité”, an important international arts festival.

 

Many Carcassonne’s cultural events are held in the Cité

 

Carcassonne is well-known for its wealth of medieval villages

 

Carcassonne is a fortified town in the former province of Languedoc in France

 

The most attractive site of Carcassonne is its medieval fortified old town, the Cité. This city was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997

 

The Cité sits in splendor overlooking the modern part of Carcassonne. It is now a very popular tourist attraction.

 

Besides residential houses and commercial buildings, the Cité has the fortified Chateau Comtal and an open air theatre called the Basilique Saint-Nazaire at its centre

 

The fairy-tale towers and ramparts draw much attention of thousands of visitors every year

 

 

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