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Are you hearing, someone is calling you, what not heard anything ?, concentrate you will hear, now you have heard it,  figure it out who is calling you , yes it is Carcassonne calling you to see the streets, the fortress, culture, people and get lost in the plains of the beautiful city Carcassonne.

In the dawn when sun does the painting and throws light on the arms of the La Cité, as the old walled city is known, it brightens up like gold and the painting is complete. The tranquility, the congeniality and the creativity of the nature will make you want for more. And in the end all your thrust will be quenched.

Toulouse-Montpellier-Barcelone triangle is where Carcassonne is located. From the medieval Walled City to the Bastide Saint-Louis everything in Carcassonne is truly majestic. You will encounter beatific peace.

Let’s start the journey to discover Carcassonne. The Medieval City, the wall city of Carcassonne is a fortified medieval town, the construction work started in 12th century at a very primitive level by Vicomtes Trencavels, But the construction lasted till the 13th century and overtime got deteriorated and became an impregnable fortress.

In the second half of the 19th century things change and it underwent a major restoration project supervised by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc. UNESCO awarded the medieval city in the World Heritage List. Another travel site that attracts tourist is, The Bastide Saint-Louis, the bastide is hemmed by boulevards built in the 18th and 19th century. The military enclosures were built in the 14th century orders of the comte d'Armagnac; it was 2,800 meters long; but at that time only corners and towers were erected. At the end of 16th century, the war of religion started, four 4 bastions were created  at each corner: the bastion of Saint-Martial in the northwest, the bastion of la Figuières in the northeast, of Montmorency in the southeast, of la Tour Grosse or les Moulins in the southwest (now called du Calvaire). In the 18th century the French revolution started, at that time  the lower town had four gates - the western gate, porte de Toulouse or des Augustins (rue de Verdun), adorned with two handsome towers forming like a manor, which were restored in 1749. The northern gate, porte des Carmes (located at the end of today's rue Georges Clemenceau). The southern gate, porte des Jacobins, currently preserved and registered on the additional Historical Monuments inventory, together with its surroundings. The "bastide" has a shape that of a chessboard in an around of the central square. Confused, you need not be, you have to be there to unmasked this mystery and get lost in surroundings of Carcassonne. The Canal du Midi, you will wonder that in the 17th century, how such a magnificent canal was built and operated. This was the reason that UNESCO felt it necessary to reward it with an inclusion in the world heritage list in 1996. The canal was designed by Pierre-Paul Riquet . A blend of state-of-the-art hydrography, topography, geometry and architecture in short in is a historic masterpiece, just take a stroll and you will wonder that such a canal existed 300 years ago.

In the second half of the 19th century things change and it underwent a major restoration project supervised by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc. UNESCO awarded the medieval city in the World Heritage List. Another travel site that attracts tourist is, The Bastide Saint-Louis, the bastide is hemmed by boulevards built in the 18th and 19th century. The military enclosures were built in the 14th century orders of the comte d'Armagnac; it was 2,800 meters long; but at that time only corners and towers were erected. At the end of 16th century, the war of religion started, four 4 bastions were created  at each corner: the bastion of Saint-Martial in the northwest, the bastion of la Figuières in the northeast, of Montmorency in the southeast, of la Tour Grosse or les Moulins in the southwest (now called du Calvaire). In the 18th century the French revolution started, at that time  the lower town had four gates - the western gate, porte de Toulouse or des Augustins (rue de Verdun), adorned with two handsome towers forming like a manor, which were restored in 1749. The northern gate, porte des Carmes (located at the end of today's rue Georges Clemenceau). The southern gate, porte des Jacobins, currently preserved and registered on the additional Historical Monuments inventory, together with its surroundings. The "bastide" has a shape that of a chessboard in an around of the central square. Confused, you need not be, you have to be there to unmasked this mystery and get lost in surroundings of Carcassonne. The Canal du Midi, you will wonder that in the 17th century, how such a magnificent canal was built and operated. This was the reason that UNESCO felt it necessary to reward it with an inclusion in the world heritage list in 1996. The canal was designed by Pierre-Paul Riquet . A blend of state-of-the-art hydrography, topography, geometry and architecture in short in is a historic masterpiece, just take a stroll and you will wonder that such a canal existed 300 years ago.

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