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Carcassonne Castle & Ramparts Tickets

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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!

Highlights

  • 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.

Inclusions

  • Entry to Carcassonne Castle & Ramparts

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

Exclusions

  • Guided tour

  • Transfers

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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Guests from Spain, United Kingdom, United States and over 44 countries have loved this experience
JONCKHEERE DELPHINE

Jonckheere

5/5

Jul, 2024

The castle is very well preserved, and we were lucky enough to have a sunny day, so we were able to take sublime photos of the city from the ramparts. The headout application is very easy to use, and the presentation of the ticket photo enabled us to enter the castle quickly, without waiting. We'd be delighted to do it again with our family during a longer stay.
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Gemma Pytel

Gemma

5/5

Jul, 2024

The castle is amazing, we both enjoyed the walks in the ramparts. Buying the tickets is really easy and retrieving it without having WiFi is a plus. Great experience
Thomas S. Gay

Thomas

5/5

Jul, 2024

The ticketing was way easier than most and I completed the purchase while we walked from lunch to the entrance of the ramparts! Walking the ramparts was far more interesting than we expected. The views of the surrounding city and distant hills were breathtaking and it was easy to imagine spotting enemies cresting the horizon as they undoubtedly did many times in the past.
Götz Wilhelm Hubertus Grauert

Götz

4/5

Jul, 2024

Entry with the online ticket was easy and saved a lot of time. The castle and the defensive walls are interesting and worthwhile. However, the rooms inside the castle are empty and have no exhibits. My visit took around 30 minutes in total.
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Evelyne Cantaou Burridge

Evelyne

4/5

Jun, 2024

I spent a lovely day in the heart of the city. It's obviously a place steeped in history, very well preserved, and it was magical to walk around, stroll around and eat an ice cream after going up and down all those stairs. I also enjoyed a vol au vent with seafood and a good local wine for dinner. However, I have one small comment to make to the guide: she was too quick, and made a derogatory remark if you answered a quiz wrong. I think we need to rethink the cheese, which is more fun, because we're not all historians.
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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

  • Entry is free for anyone under the age of 18 years, and for European Union nationals or non-EU residents in France aged between 18 and 25 years (an ID is necessary).

  • Entry is free for disabled guests with an accompanying adult, jobseekers (on presentation of a certificate less than 6 months old), and holders of a valid education pass or culture pass.

  • 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.

  • 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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