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Carcassonne, France

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Carcassonne is a town noted for its hilltop medieval fortified town, whose massive defences were constructed on walls dating from Late Antiquity. The fortified town of Carcassone fell in disrepair before the restoration work carried out in the second half of the 19th century by Viollet-le-Duc, which itself was hugely influential in the science of architectural conservation. Today, the fortified town is one of the largest and best preserved - although somehow inauthentic, with its fairy-tale witch hat hat tower roofing - medieval sites in Europe. The Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The other attraction of Carcassonne is its section of the Canal du Midi. The Canal du Midi was built between 1667 and 1694 to link the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. Incorporating more than 328 structures (locks, aqueducts, bridges, tunnels, etc.), the Canal du Mid was a considerable feat of civil engineering, all the more remarkable for the way it blends with its surroundings into a designed landscape. The Canal du Midi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Aude River, Pont Vieux and medieval city. Carcassonne, France ( color) Main entrance of fortified city and drawbridge. Carcassonne, France ( color) Fortress and gate, late afternoon. Carcassonne, France ( color) Path leading to old walled city. Carcassonne, France ( color) Medieval fortified city. Carcassonne, France ( color) Rampart walls and stone towers. Carcassonne, France ( color) Towers with witch hat roofs by night. Carcassonne, France ( color) Medieval city and main entrance by night. Carcassonne, France ( color) Fortress by night. Carcassonne, France ( color) Medieval castle illuminated at night. Carcassonne, France ( color) Main entrance of medieval city through drawbridge at night. Carcassonne, France ( color) Medieval street by night with Christmas decorations and. Carcassonne, France ( color) Place a Pierre Pont with Christmas decorations at night. Carcassonne, France ( color) Pont Vieux illuminated by night with Christmas lights. Carcassonne, France ( color) Transept, basilique St-Nazaire. Carcassonne, France ( color) 19th century merry-go-round. Carcassonne, France ( color) Lock, Canal du Midi. Carcassonne, France ( color) Lock and basin, Canal du Midi. Carcassonne, France ( color) Basin with riverboats anchored, Canal du Midi. Carcassonne, France ( color) Tranquil scene with barge, bridge, and trees, Canal du Midi. Carcassonne, France ( color) Peniche, Canal du Midi. Carcassonne, France ( color) Couple walking along Canal du Midi. Carcassonne, France ( color) Rural section of Canal du Midi. Carcassonne, France ( color)
There are 23 color pictures on this page out of 62 color pictures of Carcassonne.

Themes: Canal Du Midi, Historic Fortified City Of Carcassonne