Five things to do in Carcassonne

Located in the Aude region, with a rich Cathar history, Carcassonne is essentially two cities in one: the fortified hilltop citadel on one bank of the river Aude known as La Cite, and the Bastide Saint-Louis, the newer part of the city, on the opposi

18th March, 2006

Located in the Aude region, with a rich Cathar history, Carcassonne is essentially two cities in one: the fortified hilltop citadel on one bank of the river Aude known as La Cite, and the Bastide Saint-Louis, the newer part of the city, on the opposite bank. La Cite dates from the 11th century; however, the town was founded as a Gaulish settlement and later became a Roman city (Carcaso). Tiny cobblestone alleyways and winding streets...

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