Portrait of Michel Jordy Private collection
    Michel Jordy (1863 - 1945), art lover, historian and archaeologist, who founded the city's Hôtel de la Cité in 1911, devoted himself for over half a century to research in the historic site with the intention of proving its Roman origins.
He wrote a history of the city: "Histoire de la cité de Carcassonne" which was never published.
He also devoted his life to photographing it, working to make it better known. His photographs are surprising, firstly because there are so many of them and also because of how he repeats angles of view. But; for Michel Jordy, it was a question of capturing "the language of the stones" showing how the play of light and the changing seasons produced more or less perceptible variations in the appearance of the monument.
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 The Town of the Past
 Romantic Visions
 Jean-Pierre Cros-Mayrevieille
 Eugène Viollet-le-Duc
 Léopold Verguet
 Michel Jordy
 Engravings and Drawings
 The Painter's Eye
 The Miniature City
 The City as Decor
 Medieval Times Rediscovered