The imposing fortifications of the city of Carcassonne occupy a rocky outcrop overlooking the course of the Aude. Occupied from the 1000th century BC, Carcassonne was a Roman city before being a medieval city. It bears witness to 2600 years of military architecture and XNUMX years of history. The ultimate defense, the count's castle was built in the XNUMXth century by the Trencavels, viscounts of Carcassonne, and was constantly modified over the following centuries. A rich and varied visit is offered including many exclusive spaces: ramparts, hoards, projection room, lapidary museum.
Guided conference and discovery tours by reservation, or audio guides available. Free entry on the 1st Sunday of each month (from November to March). End of day ticket (reduced price): 1 hour before closing.
The ticket office closes 45 minutes before (April to September) and 30 minutes before (October to March). Free for children under 26. Ebilletterie on the site. Gauge.

Spoken languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French sign language

Visit

  • Groups welcome up to 50 people.

Opening

From May 02 to September 30
Monday Open from 10 p.m. to 17:45 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 10 p.m. to 17:45 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 10 p.m. to 17:45 p.m.
Thursday Open from 10 p.m. to 17:45 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 p.m. to 17:45 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10 p.m. to 17:45 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10 p.m. to 17:45 p.m.
From 01 October to 24 December
Monday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 16:45 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 16:45 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 16:45 p.m.
Thursday 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
Monday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 16:45 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 16:45 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 09:30 a.m. to 16:45 p.m.
Thursday 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.

Prices

Full price 9,50 €
Adult group rate 7,50 €

Payment method

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

Equipments and Services

Services

  • Shop

Activities on site

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

Reduced mobility

  • Disabled access: yes