Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Walled Cite of Carcassonne

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Carcassonne, a beautiful medieval city from the 13th century was full of towers, turrets, and cobblestone alleys. We stayed at a lovely, small B&B within the city walls. Staying within the walls for three nights gave us the pleasure of experiencing the days and evenings walking the most amazing cobblestone streets and viewing the sights of the bustling shops and history around every corner. The old part of Carcassonne is referred to as The Cite'. It is surrounded by a wall and mote, just like we have all read in history books. The Cite' has had a wide history of military attacks and has been rebuilt after being destroyed by fire. It was like stepping into a dream and feeling a small bit of what it would have felt to live in a different time.


Cathy said...

Oh, what wonderful photos. I hope to visit this city someday.

parTea lady said...

That must have been quite an experience. I love the brick and turrets and cobblestone streets. I wonder if the man with the accordian is a street musician.

Jeanne said...

Love and hugs and many blessings
Love Jeanne♥