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Cité de Carcassonne

Posted on 6/27/2017 2:27:00 PM in What We're Watching

A note from independent filmmaker David Conover on why he chose this film:

The historic Cité de Carcassonne is a medieval citadel in the Aude plains of Southern France that was nearly demolished by the French government in 1849. Thanks to a campaign led by a steadfast group of local residents, the order to destroy the fortress was reversed. Instead, architects worked toward restoring it, and in 1997 the citadel gained UNESCO World Heritage status. This aerial film takes us above the citadel, giving sweeping views of the surrounding walls and 52 towers, as well as close-up details of bricks and steeples. The sunset in the backdrop gives the facade an aptly majestic and surreal hue.

Produced by Michael Gisselere

About David Conover:

David Conover is an award-winning filmmaker and conservationist whose work has appeared on Discovery Channel, PBS, and National Geographic Explorer. He is the founder of Compass Light Productions and the nonprofit Conservation Media Group, and was recently the Coastal Studies Scholar at Bowdoin College. Learn more about David here.

Visit Carcassonne with O.A.T. during a pre-trip extension, Southern France: Carcassonne & Bayonne, part of our Northern Spain & Portugal: Pilgrimage into the Past adventure.

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