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Carcassonne, France: ESSI, Syndicat d'Intiatives de Carcassonne et de l'Aude, 0. Pamphlet. B&W Illustrations; c1920's (likely closer to 1925-26). This is a trade sized pamphlet with thin paper covers and a stapled binding. The pamphlet is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The covers have some light edge wear and nicking, along with some ground-in dirt. The text pages are clean and bright. This guide, written in English was most likely for tourists from Great Britain. There are 15 individual tours, each of about 100 miles in length that circle around the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. The tours give directions to old ruins, towns, viewpoints, etc. "Occupied since the Neolithic, Carcassonne is located in the Aude plain between two great axes of circulation linking the Atlantic to the Mediterranean sea and the Massif Central to the Pyrénées. Its strategic importance was quickly recognized by the Romans who occupied its hilltop until the demise of the Western Roman Empire and was later taken over by the Visigoths in the fifth century who founded the city. Also thriving as a trading post due to its location, it saw many rulers who successively built up its fortifications up until its military significance was greatly reduced by the Treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659." This item is not listed in Worldcat, nor in any other world library catalogue. It is apparently an unrecorded item.. Very Good+ .
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Keywords: Automobile Guides ESSI Syndicate d'Initatives de Carcassonne Tour Guides Scenic Tours France Automobile Guides