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Practical information

Check this page in advance of your venue. Have a nice visit!

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 will be safe

  • Please note that wearing a mask is strongly recommended.
  • Hydro-alcoholic gel will be at your disposal.

Opening hours

From october 1st to March 31st

Open from 10.00 to 12.45 and from 14.00 to 17.15

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

From april 1st to September 30th

Open from 10.00 to 18.00 without interruption

Last entry : 45 minutes before closing times

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


  • Single entry : 8€

You can buy your ticket on line : clic here.

  • 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)

Every 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 : 

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.

-  Stables, Chapel and the north-ouest tower.

- Barrack room,  and « Salses en BD" exhibition

The inner court yard : 

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

  • 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. 

for groups : 

for more informations 

  • For adult group bookings :  and for school bookings 

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

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