La Cité de Carcassonne et le quartier de la “Trivalle”…:-)

Patrimoine mondial-UNESCO – World Heritage Site, 50′-drive from Toulouse; several scenes of the movie “Robin Hood” with Kevin Costner were shot inside la Cité de Carcassonne… 🙂

Carcassonne gâte et emporte ses visiteurs dans un rêve éveillé… l’Aude coule au centre-ville, séparant la Basilique Saint-Louis du repère des chevaliers du Moyen-âge. Au milieu de ce château-fort, des ruelles restées intactes lézardent dans les remparts, abritant ses habitants et visiteurs de toute “invasion”. Surprenant lieu dont les tours et les créneaux nous transportent soudainement vers une époque aujourd’hui bien révolue. Ouvrant les portes du temps, la Cité est telle quelle était des siècles avant. Nourrie par le Canal du Midi, Carcassonne aura enrichi son patrimoine, ne reniant jamais son histoire, elle s’élève fièrement: ensorcelante, attirante, inoubliable pour tous les visiteurs qui en sortent nostalgiques et “transformés”… 🙂

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Carcassonne spoils and carries its visitors within a daydream, back to the Middle Ages… The river Aude flows into downtown, between St. Louis Basilica and the hallmark of the medieval knights. Amid this fortress-castle, narrow lanes and intact alleys bask into high walls, sheltering its inhabitants and visitors – away from any “invasion”. Amazing place whose towers and battlements suddenly take us back into a very remote and vanished era. Opening the time gates, the Citadel is just the same it used to be centuries ago. Supported by the “Canal du Midi”, Carcassonne has enriched its heritage, never denying its history, it still stands up as proud as ever: charming, attractive, unforgettable spot for any visitor who nostalgically leaves it, feeling deeply “metamorphosed”… 🙂
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more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carcassonne – last but not least: for lunch – the famous cassoulet, of course with red local wine, cheers! – http://www.cassoulet.net/ 🙂

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Posted on 2 March 2014, in melanie. Bookmark the permalink. 30 Comments.

  1. Looks so delicious! You mad me hungry, Melanie!😁

  2. Yum!!! Haven’t made a Cassoulet in a long time!!! 🙂 Cheers my friend!!! xoxo

  3. Castle and cassoulet. What a wonderful pair!

  4. The cassoulet looks as fortifying as the fortress-castle.

  5. Hi Melanie, the photos are very interesting! Thanks for sharing them! Take care! 🙂

  6. I only spent one night in Carcassonne… thanks for reminding me of how nice the visit was.

  7. Ah! Carcassonne, j’y ai fait un tour lors de mon voyage en France… j’ai aimé et apprécié oui… bonne poursuite de cette soirée Mélanie!

  8. Fabulous images steeped in history.

  9. Carcassonne!!! I love that place! Sadly to say, I lost all my photos of the 14-day trip of France…

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  11. Trivale, am fost azi pe acolo (nu prin pădure că e naşpa afară, prin magazin)! 😆

    • 🙂 le stiu bine pe-amândoua, da’ voi fi preferat mereu padurea… ah, la noi, magazinele si “molurilii”(sic!) sunt închise duminica, yesss! 🙂

      • Eh, azi nu se prea putea prin pădure (dar în curând, cine ştie…), am băut o cafea la etajul 1 (ştii că l-au refăcut, cred…) deşi mi-e dor de Trivale cel vechi, ţin minte că primul lucru pe care îl făceam când ajungeam în Piteşti era să îmi “oblig” părinţii să mergem în Trivale pentru a merge pe scările rulante!

  12. Una sola parola è sufficiente per attestare la sua bellezza e la sua storia: STUPENDO! Ciao, Melanie, buon pomeriggio domenicale! Osv.

  13. Un loc minunat. Asta spun, dupa cat de frumoase sunt pozele tale.

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