The medieval city of carcassonne

The medieval city of carcassonne

If you you love travelling as much as we do, visit the medieval city of Carcassonne. If you like to travel you can take advantage of a weekend and visit this French museum outdoors.

The medieval citadel has two concentric walled enclosures with 52 towers, which make a total of 3 km of walls.

Stuck to the outer wall there is the Castle that was considered a fortress within the city. It was built in the twelfth century and was the residence of the Trencavel, viscounts of Carcassonne.

You can tour the entire castle grounds with no time limit, just walk and imagine how life was 1000 years ago.

Next to the Gate of the Aude is the imposing Basilica of Saint-Nazaire, declared National Monument of France.

La Cité preserves the layout of medieval European cities, with narrow streets and cobblestones, squares, houses with half-timbered facades, artisan and gremist quarters, and a myriad of small shops with quality products

If you visit Carcassonne do not miss the typical dish of the local gastronomy: the Cassoulet, a kind of fabada served in a clay pot that carries as a companion a thigh of comfit duck, bacon and sausages of Toulouse.

A travel to the past absolutely recommendable. Enjoy!


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