From a distance,
looks like a fairy-tale medieval city. As we
drove towards the castle it was bathed in sunshine and highlighted by dark
clouds, La Cité, as the old walled city is known, is truly breathtaking. Carcassonne
But once inside, La Cité loses its magic and mystery. No doubt that
has many qualities as a well preserved medival city. However,
because of the 3.5 million visitors annually, Carcassonne looks and feels like a tourist shopping outlet.
There are only small glimpses of how amazing this place once was, it is a bit
disturbing if you try to look for the more original city inside the outer
Please Note: all of the images were taken by Justin, for some reason I went on a photography hiatus and did not take any image for three days.