During our summer trip to France, we visited Carcassonne for two nights. We flew into Toulouse, and drove an hour or so to arrive. We stayed just outside of the fortified city in a lovely small hotel.
Carcassonne is the largest remaining walled city in Europe. It was originally fortified by the Romans in 100BC, and it’s been growing and changing ever since. What you see today is the product of a restoration started in the mid-1800s.
I had hoped to get some nice photos of Carcassonne, and did a lot of research ahead of time. It turned out that one of the best views was from a highway rest stop on the autoroute, which is where this photo was taken.