Published: September 25, 2017
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Carcassonne in Infrared

Infrared photos of the medieval citadel of Carcassonne and Château Comtal or the Count’s Castle.

Detail of the façade of the Count's Castle

Detail of the façade of the Count's Castle - Carcassonne, France

Inner and outer wall of the Cité of Carcassonne in infrared

Inner and outer wall of the Cité of Carcassonne in infrared - Carcassonne, France View of the region from the southern inner wall of the citadel of Carcassonne.

North transept tower of the Saint-Nazaire basilica of Carcassonne

North transept tower of the Saint-Nazaire basilica of Carcassonne - Carcassonne, France

West section of the walls and view of the region

West section of the walls and view of the region - Carcassonne, France Aude Gate area of the citadel.

Tower Saint-Paul of the Count's Castle in infrared

Tower Saint-Paul of the Count's Castle in infrared - Carcassonne, France South tower of the castle. At the bottom, the bridge that leads to the entrance of the castle.

Rodez Gate in infrared

Rodez Gate in infrared - Carcassonne, France The gate that gives access to the north part of the citadel through the inner wall.

Tower and wooden galleries of the Count's Castle

Tower and wooden galleries of the Count's Castle - Carcassonne, France Viewed from the castle’s inner courtyard.

Towers, inner and outer walls of the Cité of Carcassonne

Towers, inner and outer walls of the Cité of Carcassonne - Carcassonne, France

Gallo-Roman tower of Carcassonne in infrared

Gallo-Roman tower of Carcassonne in infrared - Carcassonne, France Tower of the northern inner wall of the citadel.

Entrance and towers of the Count's Castle of Carcassonne

Entrance and towers of the Count's Castle of Carcassonne - Carcassonne, France

Tower of Justice near the Aude Gate

Tower of Justice near the Aude Gate - Carcassonne, France

View of the region to the south of the fortified city and the Pyrenees

View of the region to the south of the fortified city and the Pyrenees - Carcassonne, France Photo from the ramparts walk on the inner wall of the citadel.

Bridge and towers of the Count's Castle of Carcassonne

Bridge and towers of the Count's Castle of Carcassonne - Carcassonne, France

Tower Pinte in infrared

Tower Pinte in infrared - Carcassonne, France The ancient watch tower on the southwest section of the Count’s Castle.

Details of the reconstructed towers of the citadel

Details of the reconstructed towers of the citadel - Carcassonne, France

Ramparts walk of the inner wall of the fortress of Carcassonne

Ramparts walk of the inner wall of the fortress of Carcassonne - Carcassonne, France The towers correspond to the southwest corner of the citadel, on the Aude side.

Tower of Justice

Tower of Justice - Carcassonne, France The circular tower known as "Tour de la Justice," and the adjacent gallery with bifora windows, which is above the Aude Gate, the west entrance to the citadel. On the left, a corner of Tower Pinte in the Count’s Castle.

Detail of a cupola of a tower in the outer wall of the Cité

Detail of a cupola of a tower in the outer wall of the Cité - Carcassonne, France Tiled roof dating from the 19th-century Viollet-le-Duc restoration.

The walls of Carcassonne as seen from the drawbridge of the Narbonne Gate

The walls of Carcassonne as seen from the drawbridge of the Narbonne Gate - Carcassonne, France The outer wall and an outer tower, and behind them the towers and merlons of the inner wall.

The towers of the Count's Castle of Carcassonne in infrared

The towers of the Count's Castle of Carcassonne in infrared - Carcassonne, France Curtain walls, wooden galleries and towers of the façade of the castle.

Tower and wooden gallery of the Count's Castle

Tower and wooden gallery of the Count's Castle - Carcassonne, France A view from the inner courtyard. In the first photo gallery of Carcassonne you can see another picture from a similar angle without infrared filter.

Gallery above the Aude Gate

Gallery above the Aude Gate - Carcassonne, France In the center, the gallery with bifora windows above the Aude Gate, and the Tower of Justice of the inner wall; on the right, the Tower Saint-Paul, of the Count’s Castle; the view is from inside the Visigoth Tower, also part of the inner wall on the west side of the citadel. In the first photo gallery of Carcassonne you can see in more detail these ancient, elaborate bifora windows, or biforium.


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