The Cité de Carcassonne - the St. Nazaire basilica

The St. Nazaire basilica - The Cité de Carcassonne

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The Cité de Carcassonne - the St. Nazaire basilica (XI/XII/XIXth centuries).

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Cité de Carcassonne

Cité de Carcassonne is a castle that had function to not only provide protection to the large military garrison which had access to impressive suite of defensive buildings, but also to provide protection to the entire city of Carcassonn. With its 52 towers and 3km of walls, Cité de Carcassonne represents one of the most celebrated castles in the France.

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