Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Carcassonne - FRANCE - UNESCO #345

After the first day in weeks without postcards, today I found four amazing cards in my mailbox. The first two were sent by two sweet friends from the POSTCROSSING forum that are traveling in southern France. I've visited Carcassonne last year and entering that fortified city is really like entering in a fairy tale or a epic Hollywood movie, because the walls are just like those we are used to see in books and films. Thank you very much Joana and Marta. This postcards took just 1 day to arrive!
 
UNESCO #345 - Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne - FRANCE
 
Since the pre-Roman period, a fortified settlement has existed on the hill where Carcassonne now stands. In its present form it is an outstanding example of a medieval fortified town, with its massive defences encircling the castle and the surrounding buildings, its streets and its fine Gothic cathedral. Carcassonne is also of exceptional importance because of the lengthy restoration campaign undertaken by Viollet-le-Duc, one of the founders of the modern science of conservation.
 
 
  

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