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The south of France is rightfully considered one of the most visited places for excursions – Carcassonne was no exception! The appearance of the name Carcassonne has become more confusing than the appearance of this fortress – a book in stone, one of the main fortresses in this region!
The fortress complex is so large that it would be more correct to call it Cité de Carcassonne – in fact it is a city in a city!
The first mention of this area dates back to the era of the Roman Empire Carcasso the Romans will call it, but most like the legend where one of the soldiers besieging the fortress occupied by the Arabs addresses the leader “..Carcas te sonne! ..”
The long and rich history of Carcassonne remembers not only the periods of the Roman Empire, the arrival of Arabs in southern France, but also the events that could change the religious map of Europe, thanks to the flow of the Albigenses, who considered themselves true followers of Christianity, and who found refuge in the citadel …
Alas, centuries did not spare her, after countless cataclysms, wars, plague epidemics, the fortress will desolate, and the famous French historian and writer Prosper Merime will give an actual start to its revival in the XIV century!
Today, Carcassonne (Cité de Carcassonne) is recognized as the property of mankind, is under the protection of UNESCO!
We guarantee you a meaningful guide story along the entire route to Carcassonne, at least 1 hour walking, sightseeing tour in the company of a guide, and at least 2 hours of free time!