Fortified City of Carcassonne - Great Attractions (France) [HD]

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Uploaded on February 02, 2011 by geobeats.com

Take a tour of Fortified City of Carcassonne, France – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.

One of the most incredible medieval structures in the world is the fortified French city of Carcasonne.

This hilltop had been inhabited for several centuries earlier, but gained its military importance from the Romans in the second century B.C.

The city has only grown and become stronger with each successive ruler in the years since its foundation.

It is difficult to tell where the castle ends and where the fortified city begins, as they are interconnected.

Carcasonne's defenses are comprised of two rings of walls and defensive towers which run around the entirety of the city.

Though the city's fortifications had decayed greatly by the nineteenth century, a large, organized rebuilding effort has restored it to its present splendor.

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