La Cité de Carcassonne   82634
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Location: Carcassonne      by: Giuseppe Marzulli
Area: France      Date: 5 April 2012
The Cité de Carcassonne is a fortified French town in the Aude department (southwest of France). The fortification consists of a double ring of ramparts and 53 towers.

The medieval fortifications were renovated by the architect Viollet-le-Duc in 1853.
The restoration was strongly criticized during Viollet-le-Duc's lifetime. Fresh from work in the north of France, he made the error of using slates and restoring the roofs as pointed cones, where local practice was traditionally of tile roofing and low slopes, in a snow-free environment. Yet, overall, Viollet-le-Duc's achievement at Carcassonne is agreed to be a work of genius, though not of the strictest authenticity.


...great! Until now I thought Carcassonne is a board game. It seems to be a real location. Embarrassing for me...

Jöeg E.
2012/04/12 00:00 , Jörg Engelhardt
2012/04/12 08:53 , Klaus Brückner
stunning view at this really well known castel! great! Seb
2012/04/12 15:14 , Sebastian Becher
Da bist Du etwas näher an die "Cité" als ich im letzten Sommer!
Gut erfasst das imposante Werk!
Gruss von Walter
2012/04/12 17:33 , Walter Schmidt
da fehlen nur noch ein paar Ritter und Burgfräulein - und schon könnte bei der Kulisse ein Mittelalterfilm losgehen. LG Alexander
2012/04/12 22:45 , Alexander Von Mackensen
2012/04/13 09:37 , Beatrice Zanon
Many thanks for your comment.

@ Jörg: from one point of view, also the restructuring of Viollet-le-Duc of the city of Carcassonne is a board game.
@ Walter: I saw your beautiful pano.
2012/04/14 18:26 , Giuseppe Marzulli
I happened to see this Carcassonne view by chance, but the rating is not by chance.
2018/12/03 18:13 , Klaus Föhl

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