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Carcassonne

The Carcassonne is a town. Carcassonne (Carcassona in Occitan) is a fortified French town, in the Aude département of which it is the préfecture, in the former province of Languedoc. It is separated into the fortified Cité de Carcassonne and the more expansive lower city, the ville basse. The folk etymology - involving a châtelaine named Carcas, a ruse ending a siege and the joyous ringing of bells ("Carcas sona") - though memorialized in a neo-Gothic sculpture of Mme Carcas on a column near the Narbonne Gate--is of modern invention. The fortress, which was thoroughly restored from 1853 by the theorist and architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997.

Interesting places in Carcassonne:
Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne   Château Comtal (Count's Castle)
Bastide Saint Louis   Haupthof
Medieval rooms   Square Gambetta
Jardin Maria et Pierre-Sire   Ecole Jean Jaurès
La barbacane d'Aude   Castle barbican
Fußweg zur Porte d'Aude   The Old Bridge - Le pont Vieux
Querschiff und Chor   Tour de la Poudre
Platz Saint Gimer   Théâtre Jean Deschamps
Rue Cros Mayrevieille   Best Western Le Donjon
Hoardings   la cour du Midi
Jousting Ground (Lices hautes - Porte d'Aude)   Porte d'Aude - Aude Gate
Place Marcou   Friedhof Carcassonne
Jousting Ground (Lices basses - Porte d'Aude)   


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Nearest places of interest:

Museum of Fine Arts / Municipal library
Caisse d‘Epargne - Savings Bank
Square Gambetta
Hotel Des Trois Couronnes
  Ecole Jean Jaurès
Carcassonne Olympique
Bastide Saint Louis
Pont Marengo

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