"Lices Hautes ? Between the two ramparts." Lices Hautes - Upper Lists Tip by Jerelis

  Cyrille in the Lices Hautes.
by Jerelis

Eventhough the entire ancient city of Carcassonne is one huge tourist trap, the Lices Hautes is a place where we could easily walk around and have a good look. Probably not many tourists are interested in this particular spot in Carcassonne. It really amazed me, because it is definitely a historical spot with enough to see and learn.

The Lices Hautes can be found around the south side of the city. It is the space between the two lines of ramparts and it is very braod at this location. Walking in it makes you feel rather small and the row of enormous towers is impressive. We learned that hundreds of houses were stuck here until the beginning of the 20th century. They were all destroyed during the restorations. Immediately after the Narbonne's Gate you see a tower which looks very different from all others : no roof and a large Gothic window in the middle of it. This wide opening on a tower dedicated to defence is amazing, isn't it?

Address: 11000 Carcassonne.
Directions: It's near the main entrance to the city.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 9, 2011
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