Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne .Renown for its giant medieval fortified settlement, Cite de Carcassonne, which sits on a hill behind the river Aude, watching over the whole city. The Cité is most known for its massive defenses, double walls that stretch around the entire town for almost 3 km with 52 towers built in, its winding, cobblestone streets and beautifully built cathedral. The town is said to have seen over 2500 years of history, and have been occupied by several different civilizations and tribes.
It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, for its exceptional example of medieval architecture, and due to the renovation work carried out in the 19th century. For more informatin about spending a weekend away in Carcassonne.