Carcasonne 4th August 2014

Today’s project was to visit the 13th century walled city of Carcasonne which did not disappoint. After extensive renovations and repairs in the 19th century it is a postcard perfect medieval city which has been used for countless medieval movies.

There was one more item on the agenda today and that was to taste some of the sparkling wine Limoux is famous for. Limoux was where “Champagne” was invented but the wily monk Dom Perignon took the method north to the Champagne region from where this lovely drop gets its name so Limoux ended up the poor relation when AOC labelling came into effect.

A view of Carcasonne from 3 kilometers away.

A view of Carcasonne from 3 kilometers away.

The main stained glass in the Carcasonne Basilica. The other eight windows are just as impressive.

The main stained glass in the Carcasonne Basilica.
The other eight windows are just as impressive.

One of the fortifications in the walled city.

One of the fortifications in the walled city.

 

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