Friday, June 8, 2018

FRANCE - Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne

"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." -

Postcard 1
Again, million thanks Nancy! I just love looking at this card! Amazing! =)

Postcard 2
A surprise postcard from Jean Pierre!
Finally! A written and stamped one! Thank you so much! :)

Postcard 3
Another postcard of Carcassonne from Jean Pierre!
Thank you so much for sending me this postcard, JP! ^-^

Postcard 4
Thank you so much, Catherine for this wonderful postcard
 with an amazing stamp showing the Champs Elysees!

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