Ibis Budget Carcassonne Aeroport
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... that protect the Chateau. These lands and dwellings originally belonged to the Trencavel family in the 11th Century, in 1208 Pope Innocent III called for a religious crusade against the Trencavels. Carcassonne was besieged and surrendered on 15 August 1209. The Viscount of Carcassonne, Roger Raymond Trencavel surrendered himself with the guarantee that all of his people in the city would be allowed to go free. The crusaders arrested the young a Viscount and threw him into ...
... on a hill on one side and the Bastide of Saint-Louis on the other. The Medival city dates back to around 122 B.C while the Bastide is a newer suburb built on the flat land opposite the Medival City starting in 1260. Given its age the city has a varied history, from part of the Roman Empire, to religious crusades, forming part of border of Spain and France.
The drive to Carcassone only took about 2.5hrs and we were there in plenty of time to spend the ...
... did have the spectacular view from our window but it was absolutely freezing. Our hosts explained that they hadn’t felt the need to put the central heating on yet. We tried to keep positive and joined our hosts for dinner that evening which was eaten at the kitchen table with only a desk lamp for light!! The meal was very nice and the wine flowed freely which lifted our spirits slightly but we soon realised that although our hosts were nice people ...
Another three hundred
mile day with some interesting bits of countryside. The journey was
marked by being caught in a major thunderstorm the like of which we
had never seen and we were only a mile and a half from the hotel.
Cars came to a halt on the motorway unable to clear their
windscreens. We were saturated within seconds and I was seriously
worried about how close the lightening bolts ...
... and halls with vaulted ceilings.The view spreads to the Pyrenees. When it was built, the city sat near the Spanish border, but as the small principalities, of which only Andorra is left, became subsumed within France and Spain, the border moved. It now lies about 130 miles south of Carcassonne. Because of this, the town fell into disrepair until Viollet-le-Duc decided to restore it 150 years ago. It is now ...