Cité de Carcassonne
1 Rue Viollet le Duc, 11000 Carcassonne, France
About Cité de Carcassonne
A beautiful medieval castle which was located in the French city of Carcassonne. It is located on a hill on the right bank of the River Aude, in the south-east part of the city proper. it has played a decisive role in the history of Languedoc. Carcassonne quickly became one of the most important symbols of Royal Power in France due to its geographical location.
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