Carcassonne, France

[ 0 ] October 3, 2011 |

If you were cool enough to play dungeons and dragons as a kid then you were probably in the finite circles of those who also had the pleasure of playing the 1990s board game Carcassonne, modeled after the medieval walled French city by the same name.  This UNESCO world heritage site is mind-bogglingly well preserved.  Lucky for us it’s a mere 50 miles from Toulouse.  After our amazing meal with Roméo and Amandine, the four of us jumped in Roméo’s car and headed for Carcassonne.

Carcassonne, a Medieval Walled City

A trip to Carcassonne is truly traveling back in time.  Serendipitously for us, the annual festival of Carcassonne just so happened to be in full swing on the day of our visit.  We were greeted with a full-fledged battle going on in the city’s moat complete with suits of armor and two handed battle swords – and a lot of people playing dead of course. From the city walls to the Tudor style dwellings, the city was amazingly preserved and the four of us had a brilliant time simply walking around and taking in the drama of the setting around us.

Carcassonne "Battle"

Carcassonne Festival

Carcassonne Inside the Walls

Thanks again to Roméo and Amandine for opening their hearts and their home to us and showing us an amazing time.  We will certainly never forget our trip to Toulouse and Carcassonne and the time we spent getting to know you both!

Amandine, Alison, Pat and Roméo

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