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Tickets for the Château Comtal in the fortified city of Carcassonne

Duration: 24 hours
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

Do this because

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

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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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

Social distancing is enforced

Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected

Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors

All gear/equipment is sanitized between use

Visitors are required to bring and wear masks

Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks

Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above

What's included

Entrance ticket

What's not included

Guided tour

Location

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

Meeting point:

Show your voucher at the ticket office.

When

  • Open every day
  • October to March: from 9.30 am to 4.45 pm (last admission 3.45pm)
  • April to September: from 10.00 am to 6.30 pm (last admission 5.45pm)
  • Closed on 1st January, 1st May and 25th December

Provider

Centre des Monuments Nationaux

Important to know

  • During this period of reopening of the monuments, 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.
  • Ticket valid until 31 December 2021
  • The e-ticket gives access to an unguided tour of the monument
  • Luggage and big items exceeding 55cm*35cm*20cm will not be accepted