a city in and the capital of Aude, in S France: medieval fortifications.
a department in S France. 2449 sq. mi. (6345 sq. km).
Capital: Carcassonne.
Historical Examples

Carcassonne and de Mellay exchanged a word or two, and advanced towards Fatello.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 64, No. 398, December 1848 Various

The shield and lance of queen Carcas may yet be seen at Carcassonne.
Female Warriors, Vol. I (of 2) Ellen C. Clayton

More demonstrative, if not more earnest, was the feeling which the royal policy aroused in Carcassonne.
A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume II Henry Charles Lea

Makes me think of the machicoulis and pasterns at old Carcassonne.
Darkness and Dawn George Allan England

Two snchausses were created—one at Nmes, the other at Carcassonne—each with its lesser divisions of vigueries and bailliages.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 2 Various

For some years the Inquisition of Carcassonne was suspended.
A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume II Henry Charles Lea

Not that Carcassonne, as redressed by M. Viollet-le-Duc, is deficient in clat; it has too much of it.
How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O’Reilly

Carcassonne is the capital; other towns are Narbonne and Castelnaudary.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3 Various

Carcassonne is the place from which the plants may be most certainly and cheaply obtained.
The Writings of Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson

The attitude and position of Carcassonne enforce its character.
Hills and the Sea H. Belloc

a city in SW France: extensive remains of medieval fortifications. Pop: 43 950 (1999)
a department of S France on the Gulf of Lions, in Languedoc-Roussillon region. Capital: Carcassonne. Pop: 321 734 (2003 est). Area: 6342 sq km (2473 sq miles)


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