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
Safety measures applied
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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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • 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
    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 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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    When
    • Open every day
    • October to March: from 9.30 am to 4.45 pm (last admission 3.45pm)
    • April to September: from 10.00 am to 6.30 pm (last admission 5.45pm)
    • Closed on 1st January, 1st May and 25th December
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    Provider
    Centre des Monuments Nationaux
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.
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