The room Dame Carcas is a nod to the heroine who gave her name to the city. While the medieval city was under siege by the emperor Charlemagne, Dame Carcas threw a pig stuffed with food over the ramparts to make the enemy believe that the upper city still had enough food. Deceived by the ploy and discouraged, Charlemagne’s army broke camp. As a sign of victory, Lady Carcas rang the bells, and the emperor with a flowery beard was told, “Dame Carcas is ringing!”
This room is very spacious (one of the two largest in our house) and overlooks Trivalle Street, which will lead you straight to the Cité.