Practical information

Here you will find all the practical information you need to prepare your visit to the castle and ramparts of the city of Carcassonne.

Vue sur remparts sud, arbre en premier plan

Opening times

1 April to 30 September10am- 6.15pmLast admission to the château: 5pmLast admission to the ramparts: 5.45pm

1 October to 31 March9.30am- 4.45pmLast admission to the château: 3.45pmLast admission to the ramparts: 4.15pm

Closed on1 January,1 May and 25 December

Admission

Limited number of places.

Booking is strongly recommended.

Tickets

 

For individuals

 

Individual ticket (Castle + Ramparts)

11,00 €

End of day ticket (Ramparts)

8,50 €

Free

 
  • Under 18s
  • 18-25 years (European Union nationals and regular non-European residents in France)
  • Disabled person and accompanying adult
  • Jobseekers (on presentation of a certificate less than 6 months old)
  • Education Pass (valid for the current year)
  • Culture Pass

Valid proof of entitlement must be produced or access to the visit will be refused.

 

 

 

Special rate (partnerships)

 
  • Carca'City Pass
  • Old French houses
  • CEZAM card
  • Cathar Country Sites Passport
  • SNCF - TGV Inoui, on presentation of a ticket valid for less than 5 days
  • SNCF - Intercités, on presentation of a ticket less than 5 days old

A valid ticket must be presented or access to the visit will be refused.

9,50 €
  • SNCF - Grand Voyageur, on presentation of membership card
8 €

For groups

 

Offers for adult groups

Prior booking must be requested for any visit as part of a school outing. Students under the age of 26 may not enter the monument free of charge as individuals.

 
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Visit tools

Audioguide

Audioguides are available in several languages (French, French for young visitors, English, Spanish, Italian, German).

3 €

Discovery tour

The prices below for the discovery tour will apply from 1 January 2024.

For individuals

Adult rate

14 €

Rates for 7-17 year olds and special groups

8 €

Free

  • Under 7s

For groups

Adult group rate

300 €
  • From 20 paying adults, 35 people maximum
  • Any person coming with a tourism professional with no minimum number of people

Conference tour

The conference tour prices below will apply from 1 January 2024.

For individuals

Adult rate

18,50 €

Rates for 7-17 year olds and special groups

6 €

Free

  • Under 7s

Adult group rate

250 + €9.50/person
  • From 20 paying adults, 30 people maximum
  • Anyone coming with a tourism professional with no minimum number of people

Payment method

  • cash
  • credit cards
  • cheque
  • Culture cheque
  • holiday vouchers (ANCV)
  • chèque Lire (only in shops)
  • Culture Pass

Access and transport

Castle and ramparts of the Cité de Carcassonne

1, rue Viollet-le-Duc
11000 Carcassonne
By car

From Perpignan: exit no. 1, A 9 towards Narbonne then A 61, exit no. 24, then N 113 towards Carcassonne centre

From Montpellier: exit no. 4, A 9 towards Perpignan then A 61, exit no. 24, then N 113 towards Carcassonne centre

From Toulouse: exit 7, A 6, exit 23 then N 113 towards Carcassonne centre

Services and visiting conditions

Service offers

  • Self-guided tour
  • Discovery tour
  • Conference tour

Terms of service

  • No pets allowed (except guide dogs and assistance dogs)
  • It is forbidden to touch any of the works on display in the castle
  • No flash photography allowed inside the château
  • Lockers: not accessible
  • Pushchair parking
  • Suitcases not permitted
  • Toilets
  • Bookshop

Disabled

Find out more about the services and facilities available for visitors with disabilities.

Consult the dedicated page

Vigipirate plan

To ensure the safety of visitors, the monument applies the preventive measures decided by the government for public administrations. To find out more

Certain objects are not allowed inside our monuments: consult the list and prepare your visit with peace of mind.

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