Travel Blogs from Carcassonne, France

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La Cite, Carcassonne, France travel blog

La Cite

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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... renowned architect, Viollet-le-Duc took on the project of restoring La Cite.  He obviously did something right as Carcassonne welcomes over 4 million tourists every year. We spent the day walking the streets people watching as much as ...

Winds of Change, Carcassonne, France travel blog

Winds of Change

A travel blog entry by sutiramisu

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... growing near by could tell some interesting tales for sure.  From there we sped on to the medieval fortress town of Carcassonne.  While its history stretches back across a myriad of religious conflicts and battles to 100 BC, it is now fully ...

Cathar Country, Carcassonne, France travel blog

Cathar Country

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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... hanging out late and watching the talk shows - with multiple trips down the hall of course to use the loo. OH - and Carcassonne - what an amazing place.  I heard about it long ago from a Quebecoise friend named Brigitte who said it was ...

Chilly Carcassonne, Carcassonne, France travel blog

Chilly Carcassonne

A travel blog entry by mjozwell

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... surrealistic work for real and not printed on posters or postcards from Athena or WH Smiths. We are now in the south of France and intend to see the highlights along the coast before getting to Italy. Marja has at last driven Banksy and she was so ...

Walls, Carcassonne, France travel blog

Walls

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... nice, but we were only here for the evening, so we kicked back, drank a load of wine and then died for the night.   Carcassonne   Some say that this is the premier walled town in Europe, whilst others say that this is just a town with a huge ...

Carcassonne, Carcassonne, France travel blog

Carcassonne

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

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We finally left the Abbey 3 days later and headed south to Carcassonne. For the first time since leaving England it was cloudy and raining. Now of all the fairytale castles/chateaus we have visited or driven past this has to be one of the best. Despite ...

A fairytale city, Carcassonne, France travel blog

A fairytale city

A travel blog entry by lifeinbrian

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I had been fascinated by the walled city of Carcassonne since getting my first castle book (yes, this is Laura). It certainly has to be one of the most famous walled cities in the world and its architecture is quite extraordinary, despite the fact that a ...

Robin Hood - Men in Speedos, Carcassonne, France travel blog

Robin Hood - Men in Speedos

A travel blog entry by jag

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The town of Carcassonne is probably one of the most stunning medieval castled towns around. It is a maze of winding cobbled streets which are very easy to get lost in, while the outside walls strike up a stunning if not imposing fortified defence system ...

From today to yesterday, Carcassonne, France travel blog

From today to yesterday

A travel blog entry by mrsmac

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This morning we set out early to head towards Andorra. We drove up through the Pyrenees and crossed the border without incident. I was struck by the modern looking vistas of the place. Apart from one old church in Canillo everything thing looks very new. ...

day 34, Carcassonne, France travel blog

day 34

A travel blog entry by twowombats

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Day 34 Big drive yesterday - really tired, but we must do something different for our last full day in France, so we decide to head direction Pyrenees, tthrough vineyard after vineyard, to the little town (it has a McDo we discovered - and no, we didn't ...

Carcassonne-Day 2, Carcassonne, France travel blog

Carcassonne-Day 2

A travel blog entry by cindywillis

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I got up this morning and went for a run along the banks of the Aude River. It was beautiful, rolling green hills, the river, the walled city above! I went back to La Cîte, climbed up on the outer wall and walked along its top as far as I could, then ...

Carcassone, Carcassonne, France travel blog

Carcassone

A travel blog entry by kstubbs97

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... of the trees in the garden, invisible but singing sweetly as the light fades. September 14 Saturday is market day in France, and that of course applies to Carcassonne. There was one set up around the big square near Pont Vieux, but most of the action was ...

Neverland, Carcassonne, France travel blog

Neverland

A travel blog entry by kombipower

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Very, very pretty walled ...

The sun in Carcasonne, Carcassonne, France travel blog

The sun in Carcasonne

A travel blog entry by jannettek

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... were having a lovely time. Great to see.   We are getting ever closer to Spain, but have a few more days in France. I will miss my dongle for Internet. Tonight however we are in a paid camping area. My dongle won't let me use skype, and we ...

Cité Médiévale, Carcassonne, France travel blog

Cité Médiévale

A travel blog entry by pierre273

Today we visited the city of Carcassonne. It's a medieval city with surrounding remparts, a fortified city. The city was like a catholic stronhold against the nearby cathares. The remparts were build and re-built over centuries.The old town is incredibly ...

Regiment 3eme Rpima and the Old medieval Cite, Carcassonne, France travel blog

Regiment 3eme Rpima and the Old medieval Cite

A travel blog entry by jean-micheljane

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... changed much. As I reflect upon this thought, this will be probably my last hurrah !!!! to come to Carcassonne. The Languedoc region is a beautiful part of South West France with flourishing vineyards and affordable quality wines, ...

day 30, Carcassonne, France travel blog

day 30

A travel blog entry by twowombats

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... try to go into tell us that they're closing soon. We walk out of la cite, but not before purchasing a guide book on Carcassonne, and arrive at the pizzeria we saw on our previous walk, but they're not making pizza tonight - unfortunately, beggars can't ...

Villefranche De Lauragais, Villefranche De Lauragais, France travel blog

Villefranche De Lauragais

A travel blog entry by donnalee01

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Just outside Toulouse is a quaint village called Villefranche De Lauragais, where the Charbonnier's lived. (The exchange family soren stayed with during his exchange).We went to see the village, which again seemed so much bigger 14 years ago. Found the ...

Carcassonne, Carcassonne, France travel blog

Carcassonne

A travel blog entry by donnalee01

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... stumbling across ice-cream, and sweets. After dinner we take a stroll along the city wall, to see the sunset over Carcassonne..Truly breathtaking (and romanticJ). We continue wondering through the street until late at night, not wanting the night to ...

Carcassonne - Round 2 (Day 235), Carcassonne, France travel blog

Carcassonne - Round 2 (Day 235)

A travel blog entry by thearodgers

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In Carcassonne, we spent the morning in the real village, and the afternoon in the medieval city. Our quest (well, mom's) was to find record of one of our ancestor, Claude Guité, who was supposedly baptized there. We asked at some churches, some ...

day 33, Carcassonne, France travel blog

day 33

A travel blog entry by twowombats

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Day 33 Today we travelled 432kms to see the viaduc de Millau. We travelled out of Carcassonne, with grey skies, not along the autoroute, and by the time we reached Narbonne, about 40mins later, it was brilliant sunshine. The non-autoroute road is like ...

Carcassonne and the authentic cassoulet, Carcassonne, France travel blog

Carcassonne and the authentic cassoulet

A travel blog entry by waynedale

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... whole week in Paris I can finally celebrate the end of my intensive French course by heading down south to Toulouse and Carcassonne. I'm also officially "well" again, having overcome the worst cold of all while in Paris. Saturday morning I boarded a train ...

Carcassonne (Day 188), Carcassonne, France travel blog

Carcassonne (Day 188)

A travel blog entry by thearodgers

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... if everybody played Edith Piaf, I would feel 100% French, all of the time...  Unfortunately we only had about 2 hours in Carcassonne. I would have loved to spend a bit more time there. We hit the road again, stopping once in Spain at a gas station ...

Cassoulet in Carcassonne, Carcassonne, France travel blog

Cassoulet in Carcassonne

A travel blog entry by megs-anoop

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... to the washroom block!) for daily showers at near zero temperatures. We got nice views of La Cité (the medieval, fortified town of Carcassonne) as we drove towards it and were glad that we had decided to stop for a visit. We parked just outside the ...

Adios & Bonjour, Carcassonne, France travel blog

Adios & Bonjour

A travel blog entry by dewolffamily

... cold in Spain. What a great end for our stay in Barca. Next day, check out and in the car. We booked an apartment in Carcassonne in France so we needed to get on the road. After our coffee stop Sam decided it was time for him to drive. Sun was shining, ...

Carcassonne, Carcassonne, France travel blog

Carcassonne

A travel blog entry by laine

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Medieval beauty, Carcassonne, France travel blog

Medieval beauty

A travel blog entry by dewolffamily

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... , campings and carparks that they are used to large numbers. Fortunately it's very quite over winter, still a few tourists around though. Carcassonne is a medieval walled town with an intact castle. It's very "king Arthur", to give you an idea. The walled ...

Schlossed it., Carcassonne, France travel blog

Schlossed it.

A travel blog entry by joeljenaturner

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... castle related. Also that in towns like this, he can use it up to a hundred times per day. Poor wife. Suffer the children. Carcassonne is one of those stand-out castle towns that we think epitomizes the romantic middle ages. Its cool to know that it was ...

Stepping back in time in Carcassonne, Carcassonne, France travel blog

Stepping back in time in Carcassonne

A travel blog entry by goodner

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... station.  We took the TGV (bullet train) from Barcelona to Narbonne, and then a short 30 minute commuter train to Carcassonne, France.  Caroline had traveled there in her early 20s and still had fond memories of it.  Carcassonne is a small ...

Baguettes, haw haw haw, Carcassonne, France travel blog

Baguettes, haw haw haw

A travel blog entry by chris.cesca

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1st May - Doncaster to Carcassonne (France) Granville and Andrea woke us up at 3.30am for our short trip down the motorway to East Midlands Airport for our flight to Carcasonne. We met Jenny, Winky, Huw and Camilla at the entrance and checked in for ...

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