The castle and walls of Carcassonne are part of one of the best-preserved medieval citadels in Europe. Immerse yourself in its fascinating history when you reserve this fast track ticket.
Carcassonne Castle and Ramparts Fast Track Ticket
The legendary, impenetrable fortress of Carcassonne was the scene of fierce confrontations between the French and Aragonese in their struggle to control this strategic area during the middles ages.
Your fast track ticket to this historic fortress allows you to visit the romanesque Chapel of the Bastion, the Machicolations (galleries from which projectiles and other weapons were dropped on enemies), and the barbican, a defensive gateway above the moat.
The entrance also includes fast track access to the citadel's ramparts. You can take a stroll, at your own pace, around the walled perimeter of the medieval city, exploring the different towers and battlements of the enclosure. From the top, you will also enjoy extraordinary views of the Aude river valley.
If you gaze down from the ramparts, you will see the beautiful historical city center of Carcassonne, featuring the elegant Saint-Nazaire basilica and the majestic Narbonne Gate.
Both the castle and the walls of Carcassonne are open from Monday to Sunday during the following times:
- From 2 January to 31 March: from 9:30 am to 5 pm
- From 1 April to 30 September: from 10 am to 6:30 pm
- From 1 October to 31 December: from 9:30 am to 5 pm
- For the castle: between October and March, 30 minutes before closing time; between April and September, 45 minutes before closing time.
- For the ramparts: throughout the whole year, 30 minutes before closing.
Fast Track Ticket
Reserving this ticket, you will avoid the queues that usually form at the ticket desk of the castle and the ramparts. Nevertheless, you will still have to queue to access the monument. The security controls normally take no more than a few minutes.
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Entry to the castle and ramparts
EU citizens from 18 to 25 years oldFree
Children under 18 years oldFree
Fast track ticket to the castle and ramparts of Carcasonne.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the same day (4:15 PM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
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