Tickets for the Chateau Comtal in the fortified city of Carcassonne

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

  • 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.
  • The e-ticket gives access to an unguided tour of the monument
  • Luggage and big items exceeding 55cm*35cm*20cm will not be accepted
  • Free admission for children under 18 years, EU citizens (18-25), disabled people and their companion, French unemployed people, Pass Education holders
  • Free admission for all visitors on the first Sunday of each month from November to March and on the European Heritage Days (the third weekend of September)
  • The monument is closed on 1st January, 1st May and 25th December.
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Entrance ticket
What's not included
Guided tour
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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

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