d'azur semé de fleurs de lys d'or au portail de ville flanqué de deux tours couvertes d'argent, maçonné, ajouré et ouvert de sable, la porte coulissée aussi d'argent surmontée d'un écusson de gueules chargé d'un agneau pascal d'argent à la tête contournée nimbée d'or, portant un panonceau aussi d'argent surchargé d'une croisette du champ. Carcassonne

Carcassonne Carcassonne (French pronunciation: ​[kaʁ.ka.sɔn]; Occitan: Carcassona, Occitan pronunciation: [kaɾ.ka.ˈ]) is a fortified French town in the Aude department, of which it is the prefecture, in the Region of Languedoc-Roussillon.

Carcassonne Occupied since the Neolithic, Carcassonne is located in the Aude plain between two great axis of circulation linking the Atlantic to the Mediterranean sea and the Massif Central to the Pyrénées. Its strategic importance was quickly recognized by the Romans who occupied its hilltop until the demise of their western empire and was later taken over by the Visigoths in the fifth century who founded the city. Also thriving as a trading post due to its location, it saw many rulers who successively built up its fortifications up until its military significance was greatly reduced by the Treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659.

Carcassonne Carcassonne The city is famous for the Cité de Carcassonne, a medieval fortress restored by the theorist and architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc in 1853 and added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997. Consequently, Carcassonne greatly profits from tourism but also counts manufacture and wine-making as some of its other key economic sectors.





What to do

  • Restaurants offering local dish "Cassoulet".
  • Visit of Castel, museums, etc.
  • Etc.