Tickets for the Château Comtal in the fortified city of Carcassonne
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Tickets for the Château Comtal in the fortified city of Carcassonne

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Availability: Every day
Duration: 24 hours
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Visit the château of the Counts of Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the heart of the fortified city
  • Explore an outstanding example of a medieval fortified town
  • See its massive defenses encircling the castle, stroll the streets and take in the beauty of the Gothic cathedral
What to expect

Discover the château of the Counts of Carcassonne and the ramparts, a UNESCO World Heritage site located at the heart of the fortified city.

Carcassone was the seat of power of the Counts of Carcassonne, and then of the famous Trencavel family in the 12th century. Following the Albigensian Crusade, when the Royal forces seized Carcassonne, accusing it of complicity with the Cathars, it became a Royal fortress governed by a seneschal.

Since the pre-Roman period, a fortified settlement has existed on the hill where Carcassonne now stands. In the course of your visit you'll get to explore this an outstanding example of a medieval fortified town: see its massive defenses encircling the castle and the surrounding buildings as you stroll the streets and take in the beauty of the fine Gothic cathedral.

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What's included
  • Entrance ticket
What's not included
  • Guided tour
Reduced price
  • Children (0-18 years): free
  • EU residents (19-26 years): free
Where

1 Rue de la Porte d'Aude, 11000 Carcassonne, France

Meeting point:

Show your voucher at the ticket office.

What to remember
  • During this period of reopening of the monuments, the Center des Monuments Nationaux asks its visitors to define their day and time of visit in advance. All information will be given to you on your Musement Voucher.
  • Ticket valid until the 31 December 2021
  • The e-ticket gives access to an unguided tour of the monument
  • The Centre des monuments nationaux is strictly applying the security measures decided by the French authorities
  • Luggage and big items exceeding 55cm*35cm*20cm will not be accepted
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When
  • January 2 - March 31: every day 9.30am-5.00pm
  • April 1 - September 30: every day 10.00am-6.30pm
  • October 1 - December 31: every day 9.30am-5.00pm
  • Closing days: January 1, May 1, and December 25
  • The ticket valid until the 31 December 2021
  • On July 14, the ramparts are closed because of the fireworks
  • The monument is free on Saturdays and Sundays of the "European Heritage Days" which are organized on the 3rd weekend of September; the 1st Sunday of the month (from January 1 to March 31 and from November 1 to December 31)
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Provider
Centre des Monuments Nationaux
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
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