CARCASSONNE – UNESCO World Heritage

Installation von Felice Varini – 20 Jahre Unesco World Heritage

Something most world- travelers adore are old heritage sites, picturesque little villages and areas with a long history. This year one of these places is definitely Carcassonne:

For the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Carcassonne’s inscription into the world Heritage List of UNESCO, the French-Swiss artist Felice Varini had the chance to elaborate a monumental work on the castle in the Medieval City of Carcassonne. The complete perception of her work is done only in front of the Porte d’Aude at the pedestrian route form the Bastide:

The circles of yellow color, consist of thin, painted aluminium sheets, spread like waves of time and space, fragmenting and recomposing the geometry of the circles on the towers and curtain walls of the fortifications. The work will be visible from May to September 2018 only.

parc intérieur de l’hotel côté bar

Besides, within these historical walls you will find the Hotel de la Cité – a Sofitel brand hotel of 3 stars – but with a luxury service of 5 stars! The library with enormous book shelves and hidden book doors, the bar and the dining room are full of history. In summer you will have a superb dining under millions of stars in a very romantic and breathtaking ambiance – something to be impressed and not to be missed!

Piscine dans son parc

This fine hotel offers as well an outdoor pool and a luxury spa for relaxation. For events, exhibitions and seminars there are several spacious possibilities. The airport Toulouse is not far and makes it very convenient to reach the Hotel within an hour. Even a 18 hole golf course is not far away!

The City of Carcassonne itself is busy and while you stroll through the narrow old streets you reach the pleasant Market Place, with plenty of little cafés. Twice a week a market is held with fruits, vegetables and this and that. Furthermore you see plenty of renovations going on. Old Mansions, palaces and beautiful buildings are in the process of being restored into luxury apartments and modern offices.

petit dejeuner terrasse

Further you will find two very comfortable hotels of the same Sofitel-Group in the city center: BestWestern and Mercure.

Hotel de la Cité
Place-Auguste-Pierre-Pont
F – 11000 Carcassonne
www.hoteldelacite.com

 

 

 

 

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