The imposing fortifications of the city of Carcassonne occupy a rocky outcrop which dominates the course of the Aude.
Occupied since the 1000th century BC, Carcassonne was a Roman city before becoming a medieval city. It bears witness to 2500 years of military architecture and XNUMX years of history. The final defense, the count's castle was built in the XNUMXth century by the Trencavel, viscounts of Carcassonne, and was constantly modified over the following centuries.
A rich and varied visit is offered including numerous exclusive spaces: ramparts, hoardings, projection room, lapidary deposit.
Guided conference and discovery tours with or without reservation, or audio guides available in several languages.
Free admission on the 1st Sunday of each month (November to March). End of day ticket (reduced price): 1 hour before closing.
The ticket office closes 45 mins before (from April to September) and 30 mins before (from October to March).
Free for under 26s. E-ticketing on the site. Gauge.

Spoken languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italy
  • French sign language

Visit

  • Groups welcome up to 50 people.

Opening

From January 02 to March 31
Mondays Open from 09:30 a.m. to 16:45 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 16:45 p.m.
Wednesdays Open from 09:30 a.m. to 16:45 p.m.
Thursdays Open from 09:30 a.m. to 16:45 p.m.
Friday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 16:45 p.m.
Saturday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 16:45 p.m.
Sunday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 16:45 p.m.
From April 01 to April 30
Mondays Open from 10 p.m. to 18:15 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 10 p.m. to 18:15 p.m.
Wednesdays Open from 10 p.m. to 18:15 p.m.
Thursdays Open from 10 p.m. to 18:15 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 p.m. to 18:15 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10 p.m. to 18:15 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10 p.m. to 18:15 p.m.
From May 02 to September 30
Mondays Open from 10 p.m. to 18:15 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 10 p.m. to 18:15 p.m.
Wednesdays Open from 10 p.m. to 18:15 p.m.
Thursdays Open from 10 p.m. to 18:15 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 p.m. to 18:15 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10 p.m. to 18:15 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10 p.m. to 18:15 p.m.
From 01 October to 24 December
Mondays Open from 09:30 a.m. to 16:45 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 16:45 p.m.
Wednesdays Open from 09:30 a.m. to 16:45 p.m.
Thursdays Open from 09:30 a.m. to 16:45 p.m.
Friday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 16:45 p.m.
Saturday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 16:45 p.m.
Sunday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 16:45 p.m.
From December 26 to December 31
Mondays Open from 09:30 a.m. to 16:45 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 16:45 p.m.
Thursdays Open from 09:30 a.m. to 16:45 p.m.
Friday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 16:45 p.m.
Saturday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 16:45 p.m.
Sunday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 16:45 p.m.

Prices

Full price 11 €
Student rate 9,50 €
Adult group rate 9,50 €

Payment method

  • American Express
  • Credit card
  • French bank and postal checks
  • French "Chèques vacances"
  • Cash
  • Eurocard-Mastercard
  • Visa

Services

Equipments

  • Screening Room
  • Equipped meeting room

Services

  • Wifi Internet access
  • Shop

Activities on site

  • Specific thematic animation
  • Children's workshop
  • symposia
  • Conferences
  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Sound and light

Accessibility

  • Disabled access: yes