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Tickets to Carcassonne Castle & Ramparts

Rated 4.4 out of 5.0 from 1826 reviews.
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Benefit from entry into France’s impressive historic attraction, the Carcassonne Castle, and take in its fortified walls, ramparts, and galleries!


  • Turn back time to the 13th century and discover the popular Cité de Carcassonne for a historical treat.

  • Once claimed by Romans, Saracens, Visigoths, and Crusaders, it is now your time to explore its hidden treasures.

  • Walk past fortified walls, watchtowers, ramparts, the Great Well, the Salle Pierre Embry, and the Count’s Castle.

  • Climb the square Bishop’s Tower, the sturdy construction that straddles both city walls.

  • After this trip, you’ll want to try your hand at the beloved board game, Carcassonne.


  • Entry to Carcassonne Castle & Ramparts

  • Access to the courtyards of the castle, the archaeological museum and the ramparts


  • Guided tour

  • Transfers

cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

ratings & reviews

1.8K Ratings
Sabine Kulisch


Sep, 2023
Booked tickets in advance for using the fast lane. Got the tickets on the mobile immediately after paying. At the day of visit the code was scanned and we entered the site.
Henning Blum


Sep, 2023
Top. Instead of queuing at the box office, just booked the ticket online and the admission was done in seconds. Booking and payment spontaneously and easily possible - gladly again...
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Mario Schmidt


Sep, 2023
In the queue ticket purchased online within a minute, presented, code was scanned and immediate admission. Super! And impressive journey into the past through old fortress walls.
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Edward Adam


Sep, 2023
Ticket purchase was straight forward and easy to use. A concern on possible misleading information for first time visitors to La Cité site. It is possible that visitors may believe this is an entrance charge to the whole Cité area and may deter some from visiting it.
Marcia Connor


Sep, 2023
Easy booking process. Skipped a very long line when we arrived which was great as it was hot the day we went. Carcassonne castle is amazing.

Travel back in time to the 13th century and drink in views of the citadel that was once claimed by Romans, Visigoths, Saracens, and Crusaders! Look out for the massive 13th-century fortified walls, ramparts, watchtowers, and a castle that will bring this citadel’s remarkable history to life!

Step into the world of medieval trade and travel at the Cité de Carcassonne, much like the beloved board game, Carcassonne! Walk past the double-wall boasting 52 watchtowers, the Great Well, and the Count’s Castle, Château Comtal. Carcassonne was slated for demolition in the 19th century, but you can still walk the ramparts today, thanks to one of Europe’s largest restoration projects.

Important Information

  • Please note that there is free admission during the following days: European Heritage Days on the third weekend of Sep, and every first Monday of the month from Nov to Mar.

  • Please note that there is free admission for EU residents under the age of 26 and for anyone else under the age of 18.

  • To avoid large crowds at the entrance, it is recommended to arrive 1 hour after the monument opens.

  • Animals are not allowed in the Castle.

  • The museum will remain closed for safety reasons.

Operating Hours

Apr 1 to Sep 30

  • Daily: 10am to 6:15pm

  • Last admission to the castle at 5pm

  • Last admission to the ramparts at 5:45pm

Oct 1 to Mar 31

  • Daily: 9:30am to 4:45pm

  • Last admission to the castle at 3:45pm

  • Last admission to the ramparts at 4:15pm

  • Closed on Jan 1 , May 1 & Dec 25

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly. It includes a barcode and a PDF ticket in the attachment. Please scan both at the entrance.

  • If you have purchased reduced-price or free tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • You can redeem the tickets directly at the entrance of the attraction Château et Remparts de la Cité de Carcassonne

  • Address: 1 Rue Viollet le Duc, 11000 Carcassonne, France.

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

By Car

  • If you're driving by car the nearest landmark is Cité de Carcassonne

  • If you're driving to the attraction, take the 39 Av. du Général Leclerc highway & take exit at Rue Gustave Nadaud & follow the signs to the parking area.

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