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The Fortified City of Carcassonne in Southern France

World | Associated Press | April 26, 2017, 6:51 pm
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In this Sept. 27, 2016 photo, Carcassonne's century-old theater can be seen from the ramparts of its Cite. Carcassonne is a castle-on-the-hill getaway in the south of France that sits somewhere at the intersection of fantasy and history. (Image: AP)

In this Sept. 27, 2016 photo, Carcassonne's century-old theater can be seen from the ramparts of its Cite. Carcassonne is a castle-on-the-hill getaway in the south of France that sits somewhere at the intersection of fantasy and history. (Image: AP)

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In this September 27, 2016 photo, tourists enter the Comtal Chateau, a fortification within the walls of the medieval city of Carcassonne, France. (Image: AP)

In this September 27, 2016 photo, tourists enter the Comtal Chateau, a fortification within the walls of the medieval city of Carcassonne, France. (Image: AP)

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In this September 27, 2016 photo, tourists walk along the ramparts in the medieval city of Carcassonne. (Image: AP)

In this September 27, 2016 photo, tourists walk along the ramparts in the medieval city of Carcassonne. (Image: AP)

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In this September 27, 2016 photo, a reproduction bust of the mythical Lady Carcas greets tourists at the gate of Carcassonne's medieval City. (Image: AP)

In this September 27, 2016 photo, a reproduction bust of the mythical Lady Carcas greets tourists at the gate of Carcassonne's medieval City. (Image: AP)

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In this Sept. 27, 2016 photo, an expansive view of the French countryside can be seen from the Comtal Chateau, a fortification within the walls of the medieval city of Carcassonne. (Image: AP)

In this Sept. 27, 2016 photo, an expansive view of the French countryside can be seen from the Comtal Chateau, a fortification within the walls of the medieval city of Carcassonne. (Image: AP)

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In this September 27, 2016 photo, Carcassonne's walled City stands on a hill. (Image: AP)

In this September 27, 2016 photo, Carcassonne's walled City stands on a hill. (Image: AP)

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In this Sept. 28, 2016 photo, the remains of castles stand like rook chess pieces on a hill in Lastours, France. The site is a short car ride away from the medieval city of Carcassonne. (Image: AP)

In this Sept. 28, 2016 photo, the remains of castles stand like rook chess pieces on a hill in Lastours, France. The site is a short car ride away from the medieval city of Carcassonne. (Image: AP)

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In this September 26, 2016 photo, a tourist takes a photo in the Gothic Basilica of Saint-Nazaire, which features 700-year-old stained glass. (Image: AP)

In this September 26, 2016 photo, a tourist takes a photo in the Gothic Basilica of Saint-Nazaire, which features 700-year-old stained glass. (Image: AP)

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In this Sept. 27, 2016 photo, visitors walk through a gauntlet of tourist shops in the medieval city of Carcassonne. (Image: AP)

In this Sept. 27, 2016 photo, visitors walk through a gauntlet of tourist shops in the medieval city of Carcassonne. (Image: AP)