Proudly I am presenting you the ramparts of the Chateau du Monsieur Gaston! The space called tilt yard, in between the two ramparts, measuring just over 1 kilometer in circumference, was levelled out in the XIII Century, at the time when the second wall was raised. From the XVII Century onwards, the poorest residents of Carcassonne built their homes here before these settlements were destroyed during the restoration of the City by Viollet le Duc in the XIX Century. Today, the tilt yard allows visitors to discover the different features of military architecture. I use them every morning when I am there for some running and sporty activities.During the XIII Century, the Kings of France ordered the construction of a second defensive ring around the outside of the City, complete with dry moat. Just have a look! I am quite happy about that large space!