We arrive in Carcassonne on Thursday 11th of June 2009. After settling down in Balladin hotel near the airport we set out to Cite (the old city) to look at the famous Carcassonne fortress. The stronghold is on the top of the hill. It is huge. The castle and the medieval town is surrounded by two impressive walls. We stroll through the stronghold and then go to the nearby pedestrian bridge over the Aude river to have the panoramic views on the fortress.