Carcassonne turrets

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The turrets were added to the medieval castle by an architect Viollet-le-Duc. In a grand 19th century restoration project, he added pointed cones to the roof tops. These were unlikely to have belonged to the medieval castle, which probably used sloped tiled roove which is suitable for snowy regions. His interpretation of a medieval castle was inaccurate, but it turned the site from designated quarry into a tourist attraction.