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  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Philippe Berthé
    Castle and ramparts of Carcassonne, Centre des monuments nationaux - Aude (11) - © Centre des monuments nationaux - Philippe Berthé
  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé
    Castle and ramparts of Carcassonne, Centre des monuments nationaux - Aude (11) - © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé
  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - P. Cadet
    Castle and ramparts of Carcassonne, Centre des monuments nationaux - Aude (11) - © Centre des monuments nationaux - P. Cadet
  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. P. Cadet
    Castle and ramparts of Carcassonne, Centre des monuments nationaux - Aude (11) - © Centre des monuments nationaux. P. Cadet
  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. Patrick Cadet
    Castle and ramparts of Carcassonne, Centre des monuments nationaux - Aude (11) - © Centre des monuments nationaux. Patrick Cadet

    Rendez-vous at the Castle and ramparts of Carcassonne

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    An exceptional, fortified site.

    Carcassonne (Languedoc-Roussillon) was settled as early as the 6th century BC and later became an important Roman town. It was fortified in the 4th century and was a strategic site in the Middle Ages. It took on its definitive shape in the 13th century with the king’s decision to construct the distinctive double-walled ramparts and extend the castle. The city was restored by Viollet-le-Duc in the 19th century and is a testimony to 1,000 years of military architecture and 2,600 years of history.

    See a 12-minute film combining 3-D images and close-up footage; walk along the galleries, the fortified walls and the north ramparts; discover the museum of masonry and many other attractions.

    The City is designated world heritage site by UNESCO.

    Reception

    Subject to modification.

    Open

    • April to September: from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
    • October to March: from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Last admission 45 minutes before closing time.

    Closed

    • 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December

    Accessibility

    • Number of floors visited during the tour: 2
    • Monument accessible to people with limited mobility (Barbican and main courtyard)
    • Site with the "Tourism and Disability" label

    Tours

    • Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet of castle courtyard, stone museum, ramparts, wide screen, projection:

    French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Chinesse, Russian
    Tactile booklet
    Duration: 1hr

    • Audio-guide tour:

    French, English, German, Italian, Spanish
    Reservations: from 1 weeks to 1 month
    Duration: from 1hr 30 min to 2 hrs
    ° Promenade tour of the ramparts:
    French, English, Spanish, Japanese
    Reservations: 2 weeks
    Duration: 45 min

    • Lecture tour:

    French, English, German, Spanish
    Reservations: 2 weeks
    Duration: from 1hr 30 min to 2 hrs

    • Prestigious visit outside standard opening hours

    Reservation required

    Facilities

    • Seating available during the tour
    • Lavatories
    • Gift shop
    • Picnic area
    • Parking for coaches: 200 m, secured toll parking
    • Function room rental

    Rates

    • Adults: 8,50 €
    • Concessions: 5,50 €
    • Free admission: minors under 18*
    • Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France)
      * excluding school groups
    • Extra charge: Audio-guide
    • Rate for tourism professionals and groups (minimum 20 people): 6,50 €

    Access

    On the Toulouse/Perpignan/Montpellier motorway, 50 km west of Narbonne
    From Perpignan, Narbonne, Montpellier or Toulouse: A61 exit Carcassonne Centre follow “la cité”

    Contact

    Château et remparts de la cité de Carcassonne
    1, rue Viollet-le-Duc
    11000 Carcassonne

    • Reservations for groups - Lecture tours

    tél. : (33) (0)4 68 11 70 70
    fax : (33) (0)4 68 11 12 27

    • Reservations for groups - Other products

    tél. : (33) (0)4 68 11 70 76
    fax : (33) (0)4 68 11 12 27

 
 
    tagged as : Culture & Heritage, Business Tourism, 11-Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, UNESCO, Hearing Impairment, Mental Disability, Castle - Château
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