Porte Narbonnaise, Carcassonne, seen from the barbican
|Viollet-le-Duc, Eugene Emmanuel (1814-1879)
|Deakin, Ralph (1888-1952)
|Black and white
|Ralph Deakin / RIBA Collections
|Arches ; Restoration ; City walls ; Towers ; Entrances
NOTES: Once a separate royal palace built by Bernard Aton Trencavel, this castle was converted into a citadel, consisting of a double ring of ramparts and 53 towers, when Carcassonne became part of the royal estate in 1226. The citadel was was restored by Eugene Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc in 1853-1879. After Viollet's death the restorations were completed to his designs by his pupil Paul Boeswillwald. Later the architect Henri Nodet carried out further restoration work.
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