Sunday, 18 July 2010

The Walled City of Carcassonne

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At first glance, Carcassonne ignites visions of Camelot with conical roofs and medieval soldiers returning from battle. If only the legend matched the history.



The Walled City of Carcassonne in Languedoc is situated in the picturesque region of southwest France, standing upon ancient trade routes between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. Believed to be a site of significance during the 6th century, Carcassonne may have been a place of commerce and trade.The Romans fortified Carcassonne in 100 BCE, eventually making it the colonia of Julia Carsaco, the highest status of a colony.

From: The Walled City of Carcassonne in Languedoc, France

 

1 comments:

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...
20 July 2010 at 00:44  

Carcassonne is a wonderful place to visit, absolutely stunning. The medieval centre has been preserved incredibly well but unfortunately nobody lives there. During the winter it is all but dead.

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