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Porte Narbonnaise, Carcassonne: sketch of the turrets of the gateway and surrounding roofs seen from the parapet of the walls

RIBA Ref No RIBA29980
Architect/DesignerViollet-le-Duc, Eugene Emmanuel (1814-1879)
Artist/PhotographerLethaby, William Richard (1857-1931)
CountryFrance
CityCarcassonne
Subject Date1200
Image Date1875
ViewExterior
StyleMedieval
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceSD76/2(2)
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoColour
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectCity walls ; Gateways ; Restoration ; Fortifications
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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