Inside Carcassonne…

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in Photography, The Old Blue Truck, Travel
Inside Carcassonne…

Carcassonne – the capital city of the Aude département. Named after the Aude River, which has its source in the Pyrenees mountains, then runs through Carcassonne to the Mediterranean Sea near Narbonne. The region is now promoted as ‘Aude Pays Cathare‘ (Aude, Land of the Cathars) and this may force some to do a little research. I’m not known to have much patience with religion (ANY religion) but this is both fascinating – and terrible. We’re going to be here for over a week, and this will be a recurring theme…

Later in the afternoon we took the long road back home, and visited the small medieval village of Caunes-Minervois. Another old church and more very bloody 12th and 13th century history…

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