Ticket - Castle and ramparts of the city of Carcassonne (40 minutes from Toulouse)

Ticket - Castle and ramparts of the city of Carcassonne (40 minutes from Toulouse)

Cancellation No cancellations, no refunds

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Duration
45 minutes

Languages

Dutch
English
Portuguese
Chinese
Italian
Russian
German
Polish
French
Japanese
Spanish

Opening hours
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM , 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation.

Description

Set out to explore the castle and ramparts of the city of Carcassonne, one of the largest restoration projects in Europe!

During this visit to the fortified medieval city, you can admire the count's castle, the fortifications and the fifty-two or so towers currently managed by the French Centre des Monuments Nationaux and, since 1997, a classified UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Armed with your written guide (translated into 12 languages), you'll begin your self-guided tour of the medieval city by exploring the castle. You'll continue your journey towards the covered way and the hoardings, and wooden galleries that were used when defending the castle from enemy attacks.

You'll finish your visit by the Gallo-Roman North rampart of the medieval city which has fantastic views of the Montagne Noire, the Aude plain and the Tréseau tower, and exit the castle through the Narbonnaise gate.

Explore this medieval city classified and Unesco World Heritage Site and go straight back to the Middle Ages!

Departure place

Good to know

  • Availability: Every day except 1st January, 1st May and 25th December (except under exceptional circumstances)
    Please note that due to the fireworks display on 14th July, the two ramparts are closed to visitors for safety reasons
  • Times: (given as an indication, please visit the site's website to confirm the opening hours)
    - From 1st October to 31st March: 9.30am to 4.15pm (last entry at 3.45pm)
    - From 1st April to 30th September: 10 am to 6.15pm (last entry at 5.45pm)
  • Duration: approximately 45min (self-guided tour)
  • You're asked to select a provisional date when booking. Please note, however, that you can visit on a date of your choice (latest date for use: 31st December 2023)
  • IMPORTANT: In order to limit queues, it's now obligatory to reserve a time slot (all participants including those under 18 and 18 – 25-year-olds) for your visit to the castle and ramparts of the Cité de Carcassonne. On receipt of your confirmation, you'll find all the details necessary to book a time slot
  • Please note that from October to March the last access is 30 minutes before closing, and from April to September the last access is 1 hour before closing
  • On arrival, you'll be asked to present your reservation with the date and time slot booked AND your purchased ticket otherwise access to the visit will be denied
  • Free of charge:
    • Vistors under 18 years old (in families and excluding school groups)
    • 18 - 25 year olds who are nationals of European Union countries or registered non-European residents on French territory on presentation of proof
    • For disabled people and their companion
    • For jobseekers, on presentation of a certificate less than 6 months old
    • For holders of the Education Pass, on presentation of the pass
      IMPORTANT: all visitors requesting free admission must go to the ticket office and their proof of entitlement will be checked
    • Free admission on the first Sunday of each month only applies from November to March
    • Free admission for all on French Heritage Days (Journées du Patrimoine)
  • Please note that tickets issued can't be cancelled, exchanged or refunded

Price includes

  • The e-ticket for the castle and the ramparts of the city of Carcassonne
  • The written guide available in 12 languages

Price doesn’t include

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Commentary from a certified guide
  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other extras

Reviews

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