Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Visiting the medieval fortress of Carcassonne

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While fall has now really taken over the Netherlands and temperatures are dropping quickly (even if the sun sometimes fights back like last Sunday), I think back to August when I visited the medieval fortress in Carcassonne, also known as the Cité de Carcassonne.

Gotta fill 'r up first! :P

The nice thing about being in the South of France is that a lot of interesting things are all within an hour's drive. Just make sure you've got enough fuel! :-P


Of course, sometimes you have to get out of the car and read the road signs to ensure that you're still heading in the right direction! :P


As you can see, it was quite sunny, so I had to find the shade to actually take a pic of me without sunglasses. Otherwise I would be frowning all the time!


For the ones who didn't want to walk, you could hop on a cart and let a pair of horses pull you around. I, of course, opted for walking around.. because why not?! ;-)



The whole fortress is super impressive.. and I was not alone. Every year, millions of tourists visit this place as it's one the few preserved medieval fortresses in Europe. I felt soooo tiny!

I'm not an archer, so nobody has to be afraid of me.

Do you know what this things are called? Merlons! And from there.. I had a great view over the rest of Carcassonne. See, you learned something new today! :-P


The Cité wasn't just fortifications though.. there is a whole inner city complete with bars, bakeries, tourist shops and everything. Apparently, the medieval part still has a handful of actual inhabitants! Imagine living in a place where millions come to visit every year.. I'd go crazy!


As it was becoming noon, we decided that we had seen enough. So it was time for some resting on the bench and letting those legs catch some sun!

You shall not pass! :-P

This is the bridge that leads to the gate of the Cité. I had to wait almost 10 minutes to get this shot without any other tourists on it. I should get some kind of achievement prize for that, right? :-P


After this interesting and exhausting visit (I walked about 8 kilometres that day), I was glad to be back in the car going back to our holiday villa! I hope you didn't mind that this blog-post had so many photos!


Of course, I also made a small video of me in the Cité de Carcassonne.. so enjoy!! :-D






75 comments:

  1. Looks like a cool place! Love your black and white.

    Amy Ann
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  2. Wow! How incredible! Cité de Carcassonne is now on my bucket list - your photos are fantastic! And kudos to you for walking 8 kilometers in heels! I don''t believe I could even walk 1 in heels, haha. Your dress is stunning, too!

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  3. I love this dress on you! Looks like the perfect choice for a perfect day!

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  4. I love this dress on you! Looks like the perfect choice for a perfect day!

    Shauna

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  5. so nice post :)
    kisses!

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  6. Gorgeous dress! <3

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  7. You look like a model! Great photos:)
    kisses

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  8. Amazing place and great look, I love your dress!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  9. It's a fantastic place, I know Carcassonne!
    I love your dress, so chic!
    Kisses

    Paola ♡
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  10. Such a pretty dress! So jealous of the place!!!
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  11. You look stunning in that dress!

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  12. Beautiful pictures!! Safe travels! Can't wait to see more pictures

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  13. Hello Natassia! I love pictures so you can always post as many as you want! The more the merrier and I loved them all! The fortress seems amazing and I am glad you got to enjoy a wonderful morning touring the place looking fabulous and pretty as you always do. It is on my bucket list to visit the south of France one day. I just want to rent a car and just drive everywhere so thanks for the idea and for inspiring me to do it. hanks for sharing beautiful girl. Have a blessed week. XOXO, Jeannette

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  14. Looks like such a beautiful place to visit. And I love your outfit. I wish I could walk in heels for 8 kilometers and look as fabulous!
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  15. very cool pics love!! U look gorge!
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  16. Your creativity dear..Always has me aback.Lovely.
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  17. Beautiful place and pictures! You look more than gorgeous! Perfect sense of style!
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  18. Love your dress soooo much! You look great!!!!!

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  19. gorgeous! you're a total blossom. love the black and white dress... and the travel photos are beautiful.
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  20. coucou...magnifique photos et tenue!
    amities

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  21. Too gorgeous!!! love those gorgeous shots!! have a blessed week my dear Natasia!
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  22. Pretty location Natassia..
    It looks like you had so mich fun... Should I just say pretty on fleek?? Haha... I know you know what I mean..
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  23. Pretty location Natassia..
    It looks like you had so mich fun... Should I just say pretty on fleek?? Haha... I know you know what I mean..
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  24. you look super gorg in that dress. looks like you had much fun.

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  25. nice dress!

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  26. What a pretty dress. I love the large scale flower.

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  27. WoW! awesome dress! love your outfit! Pictures and fortress are great too!

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  28. You look gorgeous in this dress! I love the big floral print! <3

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  29. Fantastic images :) You look great!
    Kisses
    Monika

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  30. this was such a fun post and you looked gorgeous....Loved the video too :)
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  31. Love your style, Natassia!! Great outfit!!
    Hugs,
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  32. Looking fabulous dear
    I love your dress

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  33. Wonderful look, dear!
    Have a nice day!
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  34. Lucky you, Carcassonne that's my dream- I hope next year I will go there ;-) Lovely dress :-)

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  35. This outfit is so stylish! I like how effortlessly it looks on you and how you combine pieces! This color combination is amazing!

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  36. I would love to visit this fortress! You look fantastic in this pretty dress!

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  37. the dress is so beautiful
    Great pictures dear

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  38. I love all of these photos of you!!! I'm partial to the gas one from Instagram, so cheeky and fun! Awesome scenery, looks like a fun place! XO
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  39. I love your dress and shoes! The setting is gorgeous , iIhave not been to the south of France for many years! Nice video, too- very polished and lovely.
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  40. Loving the striking prints of this monochrome dress, beautiful!

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  41. Stunning photos!!! You look fabulous as always! Love your outfit and especially the chic dress!
    Have a lovely day :-)


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  42. Beautiful photos. Love your dress. The prints are beautiful.

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  43. I'm a huge fan of black and white and I just love the bold print on your dress!

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  44. wow! Those views are amazing! SO jealous right now! <3

    Bethany
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  45. Dear Nastassia, looks like it is very impressing there and really a visit worth! Your pictures make me dream of summer - as here in Bavaria we have cold and foggy fall at the moment ... The dress fits you very well and like you I had also preferred to walk around :)
    Wish you a happy weekend!
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  46. Beautiful dress! Love it!!
    xoxo Lynda
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  47. These photos are beautiful! Love the dress too. The big floral pattern is so cool!

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  48. looks like you had a great time
    catching that sunshine whilst you can
    great legs
    xxx

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  49. Great outfit for 'tour de Cité de Carcassonne'. It looks like you enjoyed the tour! I adore travelling photos from all around the globe!!
    Kiss, Sily

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  51. Cute dresses!

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  52. Chic and sexy! Love your outfit and your shoes are too cute! Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog.

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  53. Those small videos are an amazing idea! Interesting and cool. You look absolutely gorgeous! I want to visit that beautiful place too! Thanks for sharing!
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  54. Hey this dress is so pretty. Its suits perfectly on you! The fort is also gorgeous. I have also visited there and had great time. Now we are going to visit Chicago venues and would like to celebrate Christmas too over there.

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