Photographer's Note

The Fortress of Carcassonne (Aude, southern France)is a unusually well preserved medieval city. Thousands of people vistit this place every day, in particular during summer. Most of them come into the city by the way of the drawbridge from which this picture is taken.
Carcassonne fortress is known since the VIth century, but has been built for its major part during the XIIIth Century. Its exceptionnal preservation is due to the fact that people have always lived in it and the city has never been abandonned (as most of other medieval places), and to the fact that it has been entirely restored by the french architect Violet le Duc during the XIXth century.

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