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Carcassone (Old City) 4-5 Oct

FRANCE | Wednesday, 13 October 2010 | Views [336]

From Bordeaux, we headed south east to the town of Carcassone. A fortified medieval town dating back to 5th century BC. The city is surrounded by walls, which once protected a castle, church and its many inhabitants. (There are approx 115 people still living within the old city)! This is the era of crusades and knights. The walls were quite effective in defending the city but of course it was not a match against the advent of gun powder and cannons. The city had been nearly destroyed numerous times but luckily restored by a few wealthy individuals.

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