France 2014: Road Trip to La Cité de Carcassonne

Our main plan had been to head down to Carcassonne, but we were glad to have seen Sarlat as well.

La cité de Carcassonne (1)

The old walled city of Carcassonne, covering an area of eleven hectares, is reminiscent of Le Mont St Michel up north. Popular amongst tourists, it presents  a challenge to take photos containing only the architecture.

La cité de Carcassonne (4)

La cité de Carcassonne (5)

La cité de Carcassonne (3)

 These photos were taken with a Canon IXUS 135 camera by yours truly.

The subject matter certainly helps take a good shot 🙂

La cité de Carcassonne (2)

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France 2014: Road Trip to Sarlat-la-Canéda

Last time we were in Argenton-sur-Creuse, in 2010, we took a road trip up to Le Mont St Michel in Normandy, a medieval town virtually atop a little island. Google it to have  a look. Is this a case of history repeating itself? Perhaps, but you have to expect medieval architecture scattered across France, which is part of the charm of travelling all the way to Europe.  Australia’s architecture is less than 250 years old, so even our old buildings are relatively new.

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