Take a Luxury Villa Vacation in the South of France; Suze & Paul; Luxury Columnist

The South of France is one of the best places to visit in the world. A good way to see it is to rent a villa in the South of France.

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12 Hours in Carcassonne; Charlotte Daniels; One World 365

Carcassonne, a stunning medieval city in the Languedoc region; with its historic ramparts and beautiful countryside, the town can easily be considered a hidden gem in the South of France.

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Carcassonne: Europe’s Largest Medieval Fortified City Was Defended by; Wu Mingren; Ancient Origins

Carcassonne is Europe’s largest fortified city that still stands today. It is located in Aude, a department in the southern French region of Occitanie.

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Best Small-Town Options For Starting A Relaxing Life Overseas; Oliver Lovett; Live And Invest Overseas

A look at some of the best small-town living options overseas. From tropical towns, to mountain towns we cover all the bases.

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Video Tour of Carcassonne, France: A Spectacular Walled City; Shawn Mitchell; International Living

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5 Things to do in France’s Occitanie Region; Tricia A Mitchell; International Living

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Languedoc Roussillon: The Best Places to Visit in the South of France; France Today

No visit to the Languedoc Roussillon region would be complete without a visit to Carcassonne, Montpellier, Pont du Gard, Nîmes and Perpignan…

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10 Best Destinations in the French Riviera; KC Dermody; Trips To Discover

Located in the south of France under the Mediterranean sun, the French Riviera is world renowned for its glamour and…

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Concentric Eccentric: Colorful Mural on a Medieval Fortress Courts Controversy; SA Rogers; Web Urbanist

An optical illusion mural affixed to the facade of a medieval fortress in France is no less controversial for its temporary nature, even though the piece is not quite what it seems at first glance.…

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The Medieval City of Carcassonne; Janine Marsh; The Good Life France

France – Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the old city of Carcassonne is every bit as enchanting when you see it in real life as it is in the photos.

How Carcassonne got its name

Its legacy goes back centuries, ancient tribes inhabited the area, the Romans arrived and built a fort – they called it Carcasso. The city changed hands several times, its history was colourful, it’s always been sought after. There is a legend that the Emperor Charlemagne laid siege to the fortified city for five long years in the 8th century. On learning that her people had just one pig and a bag of wheat left to survive on, the reigning princess, Dame Carcas, had the pig fed on the wheat and thrown over the ramparts. Charlemagne, believing that the inhabitants must have so much food stored they could afford to chuck it away called off the siege. Dame Carcas had the bells of the city rung in victory, “Carcas… sonne” it was said, “Carcassonne is ringing” – hence the name.

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