Hello there! Here we have a selection of the rest of the pictures we shot at Carcassonne. With them we are also waving today goodbye to the gorgeous medieval town, want to join us in the so longs?
see also Part I
The city of Carcassonne, located on the south of France, is divided in half by the Aude river: the first half being the medieval town (la cité) with the castle and its (souvenir) shops and restaurants and the other half that we could call the modern one with the Canal du Midi as its most famous spot. Let’s see both of them!
La cité grounds
Outside the medieval fortress: Canal du midi & Aude river
The medieval town: shops and restaurants
La cité du Carcassonne has a very unique popular explanation for its name involving a certain Madame Carcas, that I forgot to mention on my first post, but since I think you may enjoy it as well I’m linking it to end the post. Let me advance that is quite an interesting story! Pity it’s only a legend, ha!
Have you enjoyed our Carcassonne tour? I’m far from being “done” with the area, this quick visit to the medieval gem only increased our curiosity for the rest of Cathar towns, let’s dream about another getaway !