Carcassonne

The fortified city of Carcassonne, Languedoc, Winter 2008.

The fortress of Carcassonne is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most visited place in France outside Paris. It was heavily (and creatively) restored by Eugene Viollet-le-Duc in the 1850’s so it has a strange ersatz appearance that is reinforced by the souvenir shops and cafeterias that occupy the grounds. Out of season its a grey, damp and quite spooky place. Great for drawing though.

Carcassonne, Languedoc, France

 

Carcassonne, Languedoc, France

 

 

Carcassonne, Languedoc, France

 

The doors of the 13th century St. Nazaire Cathedral inside the fortified city.

Carcassonne, Languedoc, France

 

 

Carcassonne, Languedoc, France

 

 

Carcassonne, Languedoc, France

 

Carcassonne, Languedoc, France

 

Carcassonne, Languedoc, France

 

Carcassonne, Languedoc, France

 

Chateau de Foix, Cathar country,  Ariege.

Foix, France

 

Foix, France

 

 

 

 

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