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Carcassonne Medieval City, Carcassonne

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Carcassonne Medieval City, a fully restored, fortified French town dates back more than 2,000 years. This site is widely considered one of the best examples of a well-preserved medieval city with heavy fortifications. A classic fortress on a high peak features architectural influences from the Romans, fifth-century Visigoths, and later occupants. You can explore two rings of fortified walls with battlements, conical towers, bridges, stone streets, and medieval buildings. A famous Gothic cathedral with carved stone columns and stained glass windows crowns the city. Plan your Carcassonne Medieval City visit and explore what else you can see and do in Carcassonne using our Carcassonne trip generator.
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  • It is absolutely a destination not to be missed. The old part of town is exquisite and offers pleasant scenery with views to the Pyrenees.
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  • Very well preserved medieval city, has much charm looks like travelling in time. The streets with many shops and restaurants.
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  • Is a must-visit for anyone who goes to this region of France. Has the walled city, which itself is already a major attraction with its medieval style and inside the castle of Carcassone. You can take beautiful pictures, especially at sunset.
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