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Tickets for the Château Comtal in the fortified city of Carcassonne

Based on 196 reviews
Availability: Everyday
Duration: 1 day
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  • Book today and use your ticket whenever you want
  • Visit the fortified city, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Discover one of the most impressive restoration work
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 (1209-1229), 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 its present form it is an outstanding example of a medieval fortified town, with its massive defences encircling the castle and the surrounding buildings, its streets and its fine Gothic cathedral. In the 19th century, the city was on the verge of demolition and was used as a stone quarry before Viollet-le-Duc and his successor Paul Boeswillwald started a great restoration work gaving it back its medieval appearance.

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What's included
  • Entrance ticket
What's not included
  • Guide
Reduced price

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 1 January to 31 March and from 1 November to 31 December). : Details of 'Free entry - terms and conditions'. Free admission for more than 16 years and 18-25-year-olds and/or residents of the U.E. Payment in the monument on the day of the visit.

Where

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

What to remember
  • Ticket valid until 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
  • Luggages and big items exceeding 55cm*35cm*20cm will not be accepted.
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When

From 2 January to 31st March
Every day
9.30-17.00

From 1st April to 30th September
Everyday
10.00am - 6.30pm

From 1st October to 31st December
Everyday
9.30am - 5.00pm

CLOSING DAYS
1 January, 1 May, and 25 December
14 July: the ramparts are closed because of the firework

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