Château Comtal

Château Comtal information

Carcassonne , France
place du Château, La Cité
adult/child €8.50/free
Opening hours
10am-6.30pm Apr-Sep, 9.30am-5pm Oct-Mar
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To actually walk on La Cité's ramparts, you have to pay to enter the Château Comtal, a keep built for the viscounts of Carcassonne during the 12th century. Admission includes access to the keep’s rooms and a section of the battlements, with fabulous views over the surrounding countryside and the distant Pyrenees. Tours in several languages are available in summer; check with the tourist office for schedules. It's free on the first Sunday of the month from November to March.