Carcassonne – Twelve Photos From Walking Around The Neighborhood

Twelve photos taken “just walking around the neighborhood” in the Ville Basse (the lower city) of Carcassonne.

Stained glass window in the 13th century Carmelite Chapel.
Stained glass window in the 13th century Carmelite Chapel.
Door bell chain at the front door of a home on the Rue de Verdun.
Door bell chain at the front door of a home on the Rue de Verdun.
A café espresso in the Bar Tabac de la Poste on the Rue Barbès.
A café espresso in the Bar Tabac de la Poste on the Rue Barbès.
Ornamental lintel above the entrance to the offices of the Diocèse de Carcassonne et Narbonne (Roman Catholic Diocese of Carcassonne and Narbonne).  The Diocese was established in 533.
Ornamental lintel above the entrance to the offices of the Diocèse de Carcassonne et Narbonne (Roman Catholic Diocese of Carcassonne and Narbonne). The Diocese was established in 533.
The flags of the European Union, France, and the Languedoc-Roussillon region above the entrance to Hôtel de Rolland, an 18th century hôtel particulier which is now the Mairie (town Hall)  on Rue Aimé Ramond.
The flags of the European Union, France, and the Languedoc-Roussillon region above the entrance to Hôtel de Rolland, an 18th century hôtel particulier which is now the Mairie (town Hall) on Rue Aimé Ramond.
Ornamental lintel with the bishop's coat of arms above the entrance to the offices of the Diocèse de Carcassonne et Narbonne (Roman Catholic Diocese of Carcassonne and Narbonne).  The Diocese was established in 533.
Ornamental lintel with the bishop’s coat of arms above the entrance to the offices of the Diocèse de Carcassonne et Narbonne (Roman Catholic Diocese of Carcassonne and Narbonne). The Diocese was established in 533.
Decorative gate into a courtyard along the Rue de la Gaffe.
Decorative gate into a courtyard along the Rue de la Gaffe.
Rain water falling from the mouth of a gargoyle on the side of the Cathédrale Saint-Michel de Carcassonne.
Rain water falling from the mouth of a gargoyle on the side of the Cathédrale Saint-Michel de Carcassonne.
Chou vert (green cabbage) offered for sale in the open-air market in Place Carnot (the town square.)
Chou vert (green cabbage) offered for sale in the open-air market in Place Carnot (the town square.)
Ornamental lintel above the entrance to Hôtel de Rolland, an 18th century hôtel particulier which is now the Mairie (Town Hall)  on Rue Aimé Ramond
Ornamental lintel above the entrance to Hôtel de Rolland, an 18th century hôtel particulier which is now the Mairie (Town Hall) on Rue Aimé Ramond
Multicolored lights illuminating the front of the Musée des Beaux-Arts (Museum of Fine Arts.)
Multicolored lights illuminating the front of the Musée des Beaux-Arts (Museum of Fine Arts.)
The antique sign above the entrance to the former Hôtel Dieu (God's Hotel)  which was built in 1772 as a city hospital.  The hospital was demolished in 1977 and all that remains today is the entrance gate and Le Dôme, the former bell tower to the hospital's chapel.
The antique sign above the entrance to the former Hôtel Dieu (God’s Hotel) which was built in 1772 as a city hospital. The hospital was demolished in 1977 and all that remains today is the entrance gate and Le Dôme, the former bell tower to the hospital’s chapel.

 

 

 

 

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