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A Treasure in Occitania

 

The City of Carcassonne is a medieval architectural complex in the southwest of France. It's the largest fortified city in Europe, with origins dating back to Gallo-Roman times. Its fame comes from its double walls that stretch nearly 3 kilometers in length and feature fifty-two towers. It spectacularly overlooks the Aude valley and is remarkably well-preserved.

It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Model Maker's Anecdote

 

 

Miniature City of Carcassonne

This Carcassonne site in miniature covers almost 300m2 in the southwestern region of France Miniature. Keep an eye out for the gate adorned with Dame Carcasse's bust.

Carcassonne miniature
southwest

The Southwest

Set off the Basque Country, the Landes forest, and majestic fortresses. Experience the distinctive architecture of the southwest, from castles and religious sites to enchanting villages. Travel from Albi to Toulouse, visit Lourdes, or explore the renowned village of Saint Emilion - immerse yourself in the expanse of France's largest region.

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