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France, Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne

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Location Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Coordinates N43 12 38 E2 21 32
Type Cultural
Land area 11 ha
Date of Inscription 1997

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/345 )

Since the pre-Roman period, a fortified settlement has existed on the hill where Carcassonne now stands. In its present form it is an outstanding example of a medieval fortified town, with its massive defences encircling the castle and the surrounding buildings, its streets and its fine Gothic cathedral. Carcassonne is also of exceptional importance because of the lengthy restoration campaign undertaken by Viollet-le-Duc, one of the founders of the modern science of conservation.

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