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Cité de Carcassonne: Castle + Ramparts + Museum

Southern France's famous fortified medieval city

Cité de Carcassonne
Open today: 11:00 - 16:30
Last admission: 1 hour before closing
Wheelchair accessible
Provider: Tiqets International B.V.
Registered address: James Wattstraat 77-P, 1097 DL, Amsterdam, NL
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Access to the Castle and the Ramparts of Cité de Carcassonne
Access to the museum

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* Please note that **the access to the ramparts will be closed on the 14th of July** * No dogs allowed, except for assistance dogs
  • Visit this 13th-century citadel, one of France's most impressive historic attractions
  • Learn about the Romans, Saracens, and Crusaders who tried to claim the castle
  • Walk the ramparts of the castle and discover its history in the Museum of Carcassonne

Cité de Carcassonne attracts as many visitors each year as the more famous Mont Saint-Michel. With 2,500 years of history, massive 13th-century fortified walls, watchtowers, ramparts, and a castle, a visit to this medieval city makes for a unique experience.

With this ticket, you can walk the massive double wall, as well as the 14th-century Great Well. It's said that the Visigoths hid the treasure of the Temple of Salomon inside. It's never been recovered, so keep your eyes open for anything shiny.

The Gauls settled in Carcassonne in the 3rd century BC, and then along came the Romans, as well as merchants, crusaders, and itinerant travelers. The history contained in these walls is staggering.

And yet, in the 19th century, Napoleon decided to demolish it. Thankfully, a campaign to save it was successful, and after restoration, the Cité is rightfully a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Use the ticket holders' line and show your smartphone ticket at the entrance
  • Please note that big bags and suitcases are not allowed and there are no lockers on site
  • Reduced ticket “end of day” available onsite at the cash desk, valid from 15:30 in low season (Oct-March) and 17:00 in high season (April - Sept)
Cité de Carcassonne
Sunday 11:00 - 16:30
Monday 11:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 11:00 - 16:15
Wednesday 11:00 - 16:15
Thursday 11:00 - 16:15
Friday 11:00 - 16:15
Saturday 11:00 - 16:15
Cité de Carcassonne
1 Rue Viollet le Duc, 11000, Carcassonne
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  • Cancellation is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.

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3 reviews
Silvia,  United States United States
22 Mar 2024
Excellent! We arrived right at the time they opened and they scanned our QR codes from our phones and it went smoothly.
Cité de Carcassonne - Visit the Castle and the Ramparts
Gary,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
28 Apr 2024
Awful. I paid for the audio guide but could not use it. I was told that this company was different to the official audio guide company. A waste of mo
Cité de Carcassonne - Visit the Castle and the Ramparts
Michael ,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
11 May 2024
Quick and efficient way of booking tickets in advance and reducing queue times.
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