Tickets for Cité de Carcassonne - Visit the Castle and the Ramparts

Southern France's famous fortified medieval city

Cité de Carcassonne
Open today: 11:00 - 18:15

Provider: Tiqets International B.V.

Last admission: 1 hour before closing
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Wheelchair accessible
Smartphone tickets accepted
Last admission: 1 hour before closing
Wheelchair accessible
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted

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What's included

Access to the Castle and the Ramparts of Cité de Carcassonne
Access to the museum

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  • The 13th-century citadel is one of France's most popular and impressive historic attractions
  • Originally a 3rd-century BC Gaulish city, Romans, Visigoths, Saracens, and Crusaders have all claimed it. Now it's your turn!
  • In the 19th century, Carcassonne was slated for demolition, but thanks to one of Europe's largest restoration projects, you can still walk the ramparts and discover its history in the museum

Cité de Carcassonne attracts as many visitors each year as the more-famous Mont Saint-Michel. Even if you don't know this city, a visit here will captivate your imagination. 2,500 years of history, and massive 13th-century fortified walls, watchtowers, ramparts, and a castle call medieval sieges to mind. The museum (included in this ticket) also bring this fascinating history to life.

To enter the Cité de Carcassonne is to step into the world of medieval trade and travel - much like the beloved table game Carcassonne.

With this ticket you can walk the massive double-wall with 52 watchtowers which encloses the ancient town, and the Count's Castle (Château Comtal). You can also visit the 14th-century Great Well. It's said that the Visigoths, fearing Attila the Hun's arrival, 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 Carcassonne in the 3rd century BC. Then along came the Romans, who took over and added a fortified tower. In medieval times a major medieval thoroughfare passed through here, so merchants, crusaders, itinerant travelers and more passed through the gates. The history contained in these walls is staggering.

And yet, in the 19th century, Napoleon and co. 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 onsite” in instructions
Cité de Carcassonne
Monday 11:00 - 18:15
Tuesday 11:00 - 18:15
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:15
Thursday 11:00 - 18:15
Friday 11:00 - 18:15
Saturday 11:00 - 18:15
Sunday 11:00 - 18:15
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
Ye,  France France
14 Apr 2023
Very interesting place to visit for the adults but also for the children. The castle is magnificent and well reserved. A place we will definitely visit again
Cité de Carcassonne - Visit the Castle and the Ramparts
Juan Carlos,  Spain Spain
10 Apr 2023
Perfect, no problems, very easy to use. A good experience for me and my family
Cité de Carcassonne - Visit the Castle and the Ramparts
Derek ,  Spain Spain
29 Mar 2023
Tigets made the experience so easy and trouble free,,,I recommend everyone to use the app.
Cité de Carcassonne - Visit the Castle and the Ramparts

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