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  • Catharian castle
    If you are close, you should take a look at the impressing Castel at Carcassone. It also offers a great view over the city. [...]
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Carcassonne History

Carcassone history also shows the pivotal role that the city played in the Albigensian Crusades against the Cathars, a heretical Christian sect which began in Southern France in the 1000’s. Inhabitants of the city were friendly towards the Cathars and allowed them to use its fortifications for protection. In 1209, however, the nobleman Simon de Montfort and his army defeated the city and forced the Catharic citizens to leave. The Viscount Raymond-Roger de Trencavel was captured and neglected to the point of death. Upon his death, Montfort named himself viscount and added on to the city’s fortifications. [...]
 
 
 

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