Tickets for the Château Comtal in the fortified city of Carcassonne
Attractions & guided tours

Tickets for the Château Comtal in the fortified city of Carcassonne

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Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 24 hours
Do this because
  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage site in the heart of the fortified city
  • Explore an outstanding example of a medieval fortified town
  • See the massive defenses encircling the castle and 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 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

The entrance is free for:

  • Children under 18 years (except school group)
  • EU citizens (18-25 years)
  • Disabled people
  • Unemployed people (proof required)
  • All visitors on the first Sunday of the month from 1 January to 31 March and from 1 December to 31 December
  • All visitors during the "Journées du Patrimoine" on the 3rd weekend of September

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 31 December 2021
  • The e-ticket gives access to an unguided tour of the monument
  • Luggage and big items exceeding 55cm*35cm*20cm will not be accepted
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  • Open every day
    October to March: from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm
    April to September: from 10.00 am to 6.30 pm

    Last admission 45 minutes before closing
    Closed on 1st January, 1st May and 25th December
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Booking fee
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