Fortified city of Carcassonne

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Built on the right bank of the River Aude, the City is made up of a fortified centre, the chateau Comtal and a double surrounding wall. The outside one, with 14 towers, is separated from the interior wall, with 24 towers, by the lists. Abandoned when it lost its strategic importance after the annexation of Roussillon, the city seemed condemned to ruin when Prosper Merimee drew attention to it. With a taste for the medieval style, Viollet-Le-Duc was then entrusted with the restoration.

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11000 Carcassonne

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Fortified City of Carcassonne: Lices Hautes
Fortified City of Carcassonne: Lices Hautes
Beginning at the Tréseau Tower, the
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Fortified City of Carcassonne: Lices Basses
Fortified City of Carcassonne: Lices Basses
Between the gates Porte d'Aude and Porte
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Fortified City of Carcassonne: Gate of Narbonne
Fortified City of Carcassonne: Gate of Narbonne
The two Narbonne towers, huge
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Fortified City of Carcassonne: Rue Cros Mayrevieille
Fortified City of Carcassonne: Rue Cros Mayrevieille
This road allows direct access to the
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Fortified City of Carcassonne: Count's Castle Fortified City of Carcassonne: Count's Castle
Fortified City of Carcassonne: Count's Castle
Built in the 12C, the Trencavel Palace
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Fortified City of Carcassonne: Aude Gate
Fortified City of Carcassonne: Aude Gate
This gate, a major feature of the lices
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Fortified City of Carcassonne: Lices Hautes
Fortified City of Carcassonne: Lices Hautes
Beginning at the Tréseau Tower, the
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Fortified City of Carcassonne: Lices Basses
Fortified City of Carcassonne: Lices Basses
Between the gates Porte d'Aude and Porte
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Fortified City of Carcassonne: Gate of Narbonne
Fortified City of Carcassonne: Gate of Narbonne
The two Narbonne towers, huge
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