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The fortified city of Carcassonne.  
   

The fortified city of Carcassonne.

Medieval Times

March 5th 2008
In the hills of southern France we found our next destination, the historic walled city of Carcassonne. The Romans first fortified the hill in Carcassonne around 100BC and the fortifications were expanded over the years. The fortified city that had been built up over the years became a centerpiece of the crusades to wipe out the cathars of the area. The city and battlements were expanded over t ... read more
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