Carcassonne is one of the most visited cities in France. The tourist draw is the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site of Carcassonne
Castle, one of the largest restored castles in France and a must see top travel destination. When first viewed resting on its sprawling
Carcassonne city, it looks straight out of a fairy tale. Inside, the castle is full of tourist shops and
restaurants, but there are still perhaps a hundred permanent residents. Below the castle is the
city of Carcassonne, which has little to bring it acclaim. These photos of Carcassonne Castle can be seen below or by viewing the
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Carcassonne Castle dates back to medieval times.
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The castle is also known as the Cite de Carcassonne.
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The castle was restored in the mid-1800's.
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Carcassonne Castle was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997.
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Although now busy by day with many tourist shops, a walk through the Cite de Carcassonne is still like a walk back into
the middle ages.
Carcassonne Street at Night #6807
The hill upon which Carcassonne is built, was first an important trading settlement as far back as the 6th century BC.
Carcassone Castle Street at Night #6869
It is at night that the castle really takes on its medieval aura.
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All the daytime hustle and bustle of the castle disappears at night and one is free to wander thru its narrow lanes and truly
sense what life there must have been like 800 years ago.
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In the early 1200's, Simon de Montfort used Carcassonne as his headquarters during his war of genocide against the
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The Romans fortified the Carcassonne hilltop in approximately 100 BC.
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Carcassonne is perfectly situated for a vacation and exploration of the many medieval villages throughout the
Langedoc region of France.