I spent a weekend in the southerwestern city of Carcassonne [pictured above] earlier this year.
I was researching a guide to the city for budget travellers, exploring the attractions of the city split between its Unesco-listed citadel and medieval lower town.
Here’s a sample of the text:
Storm the ramparts
Make the citadel your starting point, the ancient fortifications reflecting the city’s long history from the Romans to the medieval heyday and 19th-century renaissance as overseen by the architect, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc.
Join a 75-minute walking tour from the tourist office, where a short VR film first explains historical context.
Otherwise, simply take a one-hour, self-guided stroll around the ramparts to soak up the medieval ambiance with views of The Pyrenees beyond.
The 12th-century Port d’Aude gate makes for the ultimate selfie spot.
Read the full story in Daily Mail Travel: Carcassonne for £100 per night.
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