Porte d'Aude, Carcassonne
|Architect/Designer||Viollet-le-Duc, Eugene Emmanuel (1814-1879)|
|Artist/Photographer||Deakin, Ralph (1888-1952)|
|Library Reference||DK/F/147 (DKN/F/188)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Ralph Deakin / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Fortifications ; Towers ; Castellation ; City walls ; Restoration|
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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