Cité de Carcassonne, walled city

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Initial Release September 18, 2020
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#Real-Life #Sightseeing #Photogrammetry France

Carcassonne is a French fortified city in the department of Aude, in the region of Occitanie. A prefecture, it has a population of about 50,000.

Inhabited since the Neolithic, Carcassonne is located in the plain of the Aude between historic trade routes, 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. In the fifth century, it was taken over by the Visigoths, who founded the city. Its strategic location led successive rulers to expand its fortifications until the Treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659.

Its citadel, known as the Cité de Carcassonne, is a medieval fortress dating back to the Gallo-Roman period and restored by the theorist and architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc in 1853. It was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997. Consequently, Carcassonne relies heavily on tourism but also counts manufacturing and winemaking as some of its other key economic sectors.


This scenary contains reduced memory footprint (only one texture for the whole scenery), Lods (levels of details) and lights.


GPS: 43° 12' 43.78" N 2° 21' 13.187" E



This scenery has been extracted from Google Maps, hence all 3D credits goes to Google.


Addon history:

v1.0: initial release

v1.1: fix LOD issues

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Pretty empty over here.

Pretty empty over here.

  • Version 1.1 September 18, 2020

    Fix LOD issues

  • Launched September 18, 2020

    Initial release of this file just launched. Welcome aboard!

Pretty empty over here.

GPS Coordinates 43.206183, 2.364582

  • NormanCastor
    22 day(s) ago
    Superbe boulot encore une fois pour cette magnifique cité de Carcassonne.

    Je t'ai enlevé une étoile car c'est pour l'instant la seule scène où j'ai une baisse extrême de fps, je suis toujours autour des 45 fps habituellement sur tes additions mais là je le retrouve a moins de 20fps, ce qui n'est pas très très confortable.

    J'espère que tu pourras faire une optimisation pour les prochains a la visiter 😉

    Merci pour le temps que tu passes à ajouter ces endroits, c'est formidable !
    • Thalixte
      22 day(s) ago
      Oui, je ne l'ai pas optimisé celle-ci. Je pourrais la refaire si j'ai le temps...
  • michel
    6 month(s) ago
    thanks for that ! great job !
  • philcourtais
    6 month(s) ago
    Merci beaucoup 😊
  • Crunchmeister
    7 month(s) ago
    Thank you for this. One of the first things I did after getting MSFS is recreating a trip around France I took a couple of years back, seeing the sights from the air rather than from the ground. I was disappointed to see this castle was missing.

    Well, that's now fixed.

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