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Carcassonne or Carcassonna in the Occitan language is a medieval French town located in the Carcassonne intercommunality, Carcassonne arrondissement, Aude department, Languedoc-Roussillon region. Carcassonne is divided in two parts, the old fortified town known as Cite de Carcassonne and the newer and larger side named "ville basse". The area of the city was occupied by the Romans and later settled by the Visigoths in the 5th century. In 1853, it was restored by architect Eugene Viollet-le-Duc and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The name of the city is a derivation of the name Cargas. In present, Carcassonne has about 48,000 residents and an area of 65 square kilometers. It is located at an altitude of approximately 111 meters. If you plan to visit it, you can enjoy its great attractions.
Top Attractions within Carcassonne
The Fortified City is the old part of Carcassonne. It has a castle that is fortified with walls and tower. One of the towers belonged to the Catholic inquisition. In the mid 19th century, amid rumors that the old city will be demolished, the fortress was eventually restored in order to be protected as a historical monument of Carcassonne.
Lac de Cavayere is an artificial lake situated near Carcassonne. It is also known to tourists as Carcassonne Plage or Carcassonne Beach. It was created in 1988 and is fed by three creeks: Montirat, Bazalac and Mitge. The area of the lake is amazing and the tourists visit it in a large number to see the beautiful flora and fauna that can be admired in the area.
Pont Marengo or Marengo Bridge is the link between Carcassonne and its train station. This is an important tourist attraction of Carcassonne and on it you will have the chance to admire a plaque on which is written "year 8", as that is how time was measured in the new republic of France after Napoleon had important victories.