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Carcassonne Travel Guide
Carcassonne, Languedoc-Roussillon (© Barkin Vitaliy - iStockphoto.com)
Old city of Carcassonne.

Introduction

Carcassonne is probably Europe's most famous fortified town. A stronghold of Occitan Cathars in the 13th century, the fortress was restored in 1853 by the Gothic Revival architect Viollet-le-Duc.

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