Practical information

The monument is open.

The monument is open without booking. However, we advise you to buy your tickets online to avoid any possible queuing.

The guided tour of the dungeon is accessible at scheduled times. You can buy your ticket through the online ticket service.

You will be safe

  • The presentation of a health pass will be mandatory to access the monument for anyone older than 12 years old and two months.
  • Please note that facial mask is compulsory.
  • Hydro-alcoholic gel will be at your disposal.

Opening hours

From May 19th to September 30th

Open from 10.00 to 18.00 without interruption

Last entry : 45 minutes before closing times

From October 1st to March 31st

Open From 10.15 to 12.45 and From 14.00 to 17.45

Last entry : 45 minutes before closing times (midday and evening)

The monument is closed the following dates : January 1st, May 1st, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.


Single entry : 8€

Free admission

Under 18 years old ( accompanied by family members and excluding school groups)

18-25 years old (citizen of a country within the European Union or non-European citizen  living within the French territories).

Disabled persons and their carer or accompanying person

Job seeker (with presentation of an attestation less than 6 months dated)

Education Pass (ongoing valid date)

1st Sundays of each month from November to March.

See conditions for the Free Admissions

Ticket offers

Paired Ticket with Fonfroide Abbey, valid 4 days, 15€

Paired Ticket with Rivesaltes Memorial, valid 4 days, 10€

The Paired Ticket can be purchased in each site and on the online ticket service (except for the Rivesaltes Memorial)

Special Prices

Carte Pass Découvertes en pays catalan (Pass discovery of the catalan country)   : 6,5€
Carte Sortir avec les Kids  (going out with the kids) : 6,5€


Salses Forteresse de Salses
B.P. 35
66600 Salses-le-Château
Ph. : 33 / (0)4 68 38 60 13Fax : 33 / (0)4 68 38 69 85
GPS coordinatesLatitude : 42.8397Longitude : 2.9179Plan your route

By car

From Montpellier : A9 to Perpignan, exit 40 Salses-le-Château

From Perpignan : N9 to Narbonne


Train : Salses-le-château train station (Narbonne-Perpignan line), 15 minutes walk.

Bus : 135 (Perpignan-Salses line), 10 min walk.

Services and offers

visit offers

per single entry

Free access of the monument :

The main court yard :

- Exhibition room and history of the monument (translation available in 3 languages : English, Spanish and Catalan), numeric and interactive table, and presentation of our bats : group filmed live through infra-red light camera.

-  stables, Chapel

- barrack room,  and « Salses en BD" exhibition

The inner court yard : 

-  Infirmary, bakery, water room, barn, la laiterie And the panoramic terrace view .

  •  Guided app for the exhibit « Salses en BD" is available to download for free on your smartphone (WiFi available at the main entrance)
  • Information board available in each room in 4 different languages 
  •   Visit document available in 7 differents languages
  • The guided tours of the dungeon are subject to availability and are accessible at scheduled times. You can buy your ticket through the online ticket service.

for groups : 

for more informations 

  • For adult group bookings :  and for school bookings 
  • Workshop for families and children activity centers are subject to conditions and bookings.

Exhibition " il était une forêt..."

From June 19th to October 10th 2021

Sometimes magic, sometimes worrying, the forest is always at the center of fairy tales and legends, it continues to haunt our imagination. In the arched room of the fortress, a choregraphed and phantasmagoric route immerses the visitor in a mysterious atmosphere through the discovery of legendary figures.

- Family workshop : visit and discovery of the exhibition followed by a shadow puppet workshop (from 6 years old). Every Fridays and Sundays in July and August at 15.00 .

Single entrance price for adults / single entrance for kids :6€

Mandatory booking, available on the online ticket service.   

Visit Conditions :

  • Free unmonitored parking spaces available all year long alongside the fortress and alongside the railway.
  • Municipal parking open all year long, monitored and subject to fees from mid-june to mid-september.
  • For disabled people, disable parking available at the entrance of the fortress 
  • For motor homes, it is advised to park on the carpark of wine cellar shop Arnaud de Villeneuve.
  • Bike parking spaces available
  • Book shop and gift shop
  • Vending machine with drinks and food
  • Picnics are forbidden inside the monument but possible outside of it.
  • Pets are forbidden, except for support dogs.


  • Only the main and inner yard are accessible for disabled people
    • Hearing loops available at the ticket service at the reception for people with hearing disabilities
    • Braille and big font visit book are available at the reception.
    • Accessible toilets
  • Dogs are not allowed
  • Toilettes Restroom
  • Librairie-boutique Gift and book shop
  • Parking PMR Parking / Disabled visitor parking
  • Chiens guides et d'assistance autorisés Assistance dogs welcome

Guide booklet


Forteresse de Salses

Centre des Monuments Nationaux

BP 35 

66 600 Salses le château

Tel : 04 68 38 46 51

Mail :

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