Carcassonne: Bags On Tour

A few photos from a lovely visit to the medieval walled city of Carcassonne in southern France.

Shona Easton #BagsOnTour in CarcassonneI love the turrets with the grey slate roof tiles. The medieval city sits on top of a hill in the middle of the much expanded city and it’s shape really stands out against the sky above.

Shona Easton in: Carcassonne remparts and archwayThe narrow streets lead into the walled city with a very knobbly pebble surface in parts (left). You can walk all around the remparts and see views over the new parts of Carcassonne through the arrow slits in the thick stone walls.

Shona Easton #BagsOnTour CarcassonneThe obligatory #BagsOnTour photos of me and my mango shoulder bag :)

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