30 minutes from where I'm living is La Cite, Carcassonne settled in the 6th Century, fortified in the 4th, extended in the 13th and restored in the 19th Century, this medieval city boast more than 2,600 years of history!
Sitting in the luscious valley of the Aude River and the Canal du Midi, this UNESCO world heritage site is visited by more than 4 million people each year!
It has 52 towers one of which is called Inquisition Tower as this is where they held the Medieval Inquisition to root out and prevent the spread of Cathars & Waldensians after they were denounced by the Catholic Church.
So a rich history of protection of its people coupled with a dark past of torture and death.
A must see in this area - I will take you when you come to visit me!! #lacite#carcassonne#southoffrance#lovefrance#frenchhistory#grateful